"OMG?--Oh My..." - 19m:50sSeries: More Than Rules: 10 Commandments for a 21st Century
Scripture Reading: Exodus 20:7
The Name of God
In Bible times, perhaps more so than today, someone’s name was significant to who they were. Most of the time you read a name in the Bible, particularly in the Old Testament, the name had a meaning behind it. It might tell a story of what was going on when that person was born, an emotion the parents felt when they discovered they would be blessed with a child, or some other meaning of significance. Whatever the case, names were important.
This morning, we’ll look at the 3rd commandment: “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.” Why is this so important to God? What is so significant about his name? It is not uncommon to hear God’s name in common language. “Oh my God” “Jesus Christ” and other exclamations are everyday expressions for many. Is this what God was talking about? Let’s look together at why God would make such a commandment, and what is so significant about the name of God.
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