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Do Not Misuse My Name Exodus 20:7. “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name.

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1 Do Not Misuse My Name Exodus 20:7

2 “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.

3 Commandments 1.Worship The Right God 2.Worship The Right God in the Right Way 3.Honoring God in the way we treat His Name 1.Worship The Right God 2.Worship The Right God in the Right Way 3.Honoring God in the way we treat His Name

4 The Command “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain,”

5 The Command “take”: carry or to bear or to lift up –It carries with the idea to verbalize one's allegiance –lifting or carrying something on your lips “vain”: with no purpose, void, empty or with evil intent “take”: carry or to bear or to lift up –It carries with the idea to verbalize one's allegiance –lifting or carrying something on your lips “vain”: with no purpose, void, empty or with evil intent

6 The Command Don’t take the name of God on your lips in such a way that it will be without purpose or evil intent. It should always have meaning. Don’t take the name of God on your lips in such a way that it will be without purpose or evil intent. It should always have meaning.

7 The Consequence “for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.”

8 Name: Synonymous with one’s character, reputation, and authority. God’s name reveals His essence. Summary: We are to take God’s name seriously. Name: Synonymous with one’s character, reputation, and authority. God’s name reveals His essence. Summary: We are to take God’s name seriously.

9 Genesis 4:26 To Seth also a son was born, and he called his name Enosh. At that time people began to call upon the name of the LORD.

10 Proverbs 18:10 “The name of the LORD is a strong tower”

11 Names of God Jehovah-Olam – The Everlasting God Jehovah-Shalom – The Lord is Peace Jehovah-Jireh – The Lord Will See & the Lord Will Provide Jehovah- Tsidkenu – The Lord Our Righteousness Jehovah-Olam – The Everlasting God Jehovah-Shalom – The Lord is Peace Jehovah-Jireh – The Lord Will See & the Lord Will Provide Jehovah- Tsidkenu – The Lord Our Righteousness

12 Names of God Jehovah-Rapha – The Lord My Healer Jehovah-Shammah – The Lord is There. Jehovah-Elyon – The Lord God Most High Jehovah-Nissi – The Lord My Banner Jehovah-Sabaoth – The Lord of Hosts Jehovah-Rapha – The Lord My Healer Jehovah-Shammah – The Lord is There. Jehovah-Elyon – The Lord God Most High Jehovah-Nissi – The Lord My Banner Jehovah-Sabaoth – The Lord of Hosts

13 Rom 10:13 "everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

14 Isaiah 9:6 and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

15 John 16:23 …Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.

16 Our use of God’s name in word, in thought, or deed will reflect our view of God and our relationship to Him.

17 How do we use God’s name in vain? In taking oaths we do not keep – perjury

18 Deuteronomy 6:13 It is the Lord your God you shall fear. Him you shall serve and by his name you shall swear.

19 Deuteronomy 10: 20 You shall fear the Lord your God. You shall serve him and hold fast to him, and by his name you shall swear.

20 “It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath” -Aeschylus

21 Matthew 5:33-37 33 “Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.’ 34 But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, 35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. 36 And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. 37 Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.

22 Leviticus 19:12 You shall not swear by my name falsely, and so profane the name of your God: I am the Lord.

23 Psalm 15:4 …but who honors those who fear the Lord; who swears to his own hurt and does not change

24 Exodus 20:7b “for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.”

25 Numbers 30:2 If a man vows a vow to the Lord, or swears an oath to bind himself by a pledge, he shall not break his word. He shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.

26 How do we use God’s name in vain? In taking oaths we do not keep – perjury In our attempts to use God for personal gain – pretense In taking oaths we do not keep – perjury In our attempts to use God for personal gain – pretense

27 Isaiah 29:13 And the Lord said: “Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men,. And the Lord said: “Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men,.

28 How do we use God’s name in vain? In taking oaths we do not keep – perjury In our attempts to use God for personal gain – pretense In our everyday irreverent conversation - profanity In taking oaths we do not keep – perjury In our attempts to use God for personal gain – pretense In our everyday irreverent conversation - profanity

29 Matthew 12:36-37 I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, 37 for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

30 Three levels of profanity Casualness with God’s name. Contempt for God’s name Cursing of God’s name Casualness with God’s name. Contempt for God’s name Cursing of God’s name

31 Why do otherwise intelligent people profane God’s name? They are spiritually uninformed They are spiritually undisciplined They are spiritually dead They are spiritually uninformed They are spiritually undisciplined They are spiritually dead

32 Do Not Misuse My Name Exodus 20:7


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