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?




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



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....