How To Build A Life – Give God The Respect Due Him

//How To Build A Life – Give God The Respect Due Him

How To Build A Life – Give God The Respect Due Him

How To Build A Life – Give God the Respect Due Him

When in Doubt, Follow the Instructions.

God’s Commands are Blueprints for Building Our Lives.

Commandment #1: Put God First (Exodus 20:1-3)

Commandment #2: Accept No Substitutes (Exodus 20:4-6)

Prohibits  Falsely Worshiping the True God

Commandment #3: Give God the Respect Due Him
(Exodus 20:7)

Names are Important

  1. You Protect Your Name.
  2. Bible Names Often have Special Significance beyond the Personal.
  3. God Makes it Clear that His Name is to be Kept Holy (Psalm 111:9; Matthew 6:9).

There are Many Designations for God, but his Name is YAHWEH (Exodus 3:14-15)

What Does it Mean to Misuse God’s Name?

  1. Failing to Perform an Oath Made in His Name (Leviticus 19:12)
  2. Using Profanity – “Common” use of Holy Words (Jude 1:9-10)
    Beautiful Holy Words: God, Jesus, Christ
    Scary Holy Words: Hell, Damn
  3. Professing to be Christian, but Living in a Worldly or Profane Manner (Hebrews 6:4-6)

Do You Make Oaths in God’s Name to Support Your Credibility?

Do You Profane His Name in Exclamations?

Are You Living in a Way that Brings Glory or Shame to the Name of Christ?

If we are concerned with How to Build a Life, we need look no further than God’s word!  God’s commands provide a blueprint for how to build successful lives.  Thus far we have examined the first two of the Ten Commandments: Put God First and Accept No Substitutes.  Sunday we will examine the third, Give God the Respect Due Him.

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

There are many designations for God: Elohim, El Shaddai, El Elyon, Adonai, Jesus, and Emmanuel (to name a few), but God’s name is YAHWEH (YHWH).  Israel took this prohibition so seriously, that from the third century BC on, they would not pronounce it at all – substituting Adonai (Lord) when they encountered YAHWEH in the text.

What does it mean to “misuse” God’s name? I’ll say more in my lesson.  Join us for this series.


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