Taking the Lord’s Name in Vain

20 Jan

We had an interesting discussion in church tonight. We talked about how holiness was the essence of God. This branched into a conversation about using the Lord’s name, profanity, and cursing. It was very enlightening.

A lot of people think that taking the Lord’s name in vain means saying things like “Oh my God!” or “God damn it!” But think about it.

God calls himself “I am”. Also remember that we are all made in his image. So wouldn’t it make sense that when we say things like “I am stupid.” or “I am worthless.” or “I am not good.” that this is truly taking the Lord’s name in vain. Likewise, cursing someone else, or calling somebody useless is the same.

Something to think about.

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One Response to “Taking the Lord’s Name in Vain”

  1. Elizabeth Renner January 23, 2008 at 7:46 am #

    Gimme your apron! (hee hee)

    I agree with your comment on taking the Lord’s name in vain. Another thing that I am constantly and painfully reminded of is that no one person is worth any more than another in God’s eyes. Even the jerk who cuts you off in traffic or the lady in the grocery store who is rude. Jesus died for them as much as he died for us! Very sobering stuff…

    I hope you’re doing well! Love you. -Liz

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