by Pastor Ken
“You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who misuses his name.“
Today’s verse is the third commandment that teaches us that the name of God should be treated with reverence. His name is not to be used for false oaths, casual jokes, or profane cursing. Jesus said, “Do not swear an oath at all.” “All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one” (Matthew 5: 34, 37 NIV).
You can use God’s name when giving thanks, offering praise, and in prayer. You can also lift up His name high by reflecting His love to others, as Jesus told us: “Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:14 NIV).
Prayer: God, help me to use Your name with reverence. Also, help me shine before others to lift Your name high. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.