Treat God’s Name Carelessly
TEXT: Deuteronomy 5:11
PROPOSITION: We must show reverence for the name of God.
KEY WORD: Abuses
SCRIPTURE READING: Same
The 3rd command – Don’t misuse God’s name
We must show respect and reverence for His name.
This command involves more than many think.
There are many names, titles, terms which apply to God.
Jehovah-Rhoi – Shepherd – Psalm 23:1
Jehovah Shammah – God who is there – Ezekiel 48:35
Jehovah Jireh – God will provide – Genesis 22:14
There are so many terms (almost 400)
Study one each day
Take more than a year
There are at least 7 ways to use bad language
Filthy, gutter, swearing, profanity, cursing, sacrilegious, euphemism
Take what is sacred, holy and drag it down to material world
Many “Christians” violate this command
“Oh, my God.” – surprised
“God, you scared me,” When frightened.
“My Lord, did you hear him swear?”
Fail to Keep Promises
Worship God on Sunday
Deny Him in our lives all week
1 John 4:20
Alexander the Great was brought a deserter – Learned his name was Alexander. He said – Change your ways OR change your name.
Proper Use of God’s Name
Profession – Romans 10:9
Prayer & Praise
Taking Legal Oaths
Not be guiltless
With guilt comes punishment
Purpose of discipline is to bring repentance
Repentance will restore fellowship