Saturday, June 22, 2024

The Third Commandment




The Third of the Ten Commandments, Exodus 20:7, states 


“Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: 


For the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.”*



Examples of the unholy ways of taking the Lord's name in vain are the following:


“Misrepresenting Christ-


For example, saying you love Christ but not follow his commands.


Taking advantage of others-


Using the Lord's name to gain an advantage over someone, 

such as a TV preacher who says that giving them money will result 

in God's blessing.


False claims-


Making false visions or claims to speak on God's behalf, 

such as "prophesying lies in my name (Jeremiah 23:25)".**



"Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written: 


`These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.'     

                                                                                          -Mark 7:6-9



“Notice that Jesus refers to those who "worship me in vain" as hypocrites. 


They take His name on their lips, 

but their hearts are far from Him.” ***



Answer what happens when we break the Third Commandment 

and take the Lord's name in vain?



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*https://biblehub.com/library/watson/the_ten_commandments/2_3_the_third_commandment.htm


**Google search AI What happens when you take the Lord's name in vain 


***https://www.gadsdentimes.com/story/news/2004/06/11/what-does

-it-mean-to-take-the-lords-name-in-vain/32315166007/


Why have standards fallen so low? Where is the sense of honor and duty? There is no win or salvation in the shame of dishonor and indecency....