“Rampant Vanity”

April 18, 2018

 

Exodus 20: 7: “You shall not take the Name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not leave him unpunished who takes His Name in vain.”  What is the most commonly broken commandment these days? A strong case could be made for commandment number three.  When we use the Name of God, the very reflection of His character and that which cost Jesus the total emptying of Himself, as a mere expression of our personal amazement or inner frustration, it is the sin of disrespecting God Himself.  Whenever you say, “Oh my God”, it had better be the first line of a prayer!

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