Exodus 20:7, Revelation 5:13b

Oh my God. Jesus Christ.

These expressions we hear all the time in our everyday conversation they even spill out of our own lips sometimes.

OMG! Isn’t that just what you say when you’re surprised about something?

Jesus Christ! Isn’t that just what you say when you’re mad or angry?

In Exodus chapter 20 verse 7 it says this:

You shall not misuse You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name. Exodus 20:7

God tells us in his word we’re not to misuse his name. But what does that mean? It means that we shouldn’t use God’s perfect and holy name for improper purposes or in a careless way. He says that he will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.

Rather than using God’s name as a filler word or expletive, God would have us use his name pray praise and give thanks. And we have every reason to do so. For he is the one who sent his Son, Jesus Christ for even those sins, for even these sinners.

Jesus whose name means ‘God saves.’ May we always use God’s name in a proper way. And with all the creatures of Revelation evermore say:

“To him who sits “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!” Revelation 5:13b


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