The Name of Our Lord God

Detail - Glory of the New Born Christ in prese...

Detail - Glory of the New Born Christ in presence of God Father and the Holy Spirit (Annakirche, Vienna) Adam and Eva are represented bellow Jesus-Christ Ceiling painting made by Daniel Gran (1694-1757). Post-processing: perspective and fade correction. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John the Baptist baptizing Christ

The Name of Our Lord God

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

Have you ever used the name of the Lord against someone out of hate rather than relationship? Have you turned someone away or hardened your heart against someone, saying it was in the name of God?

This commandment warns us, “Do not use the name of the Lord in vain,” but it also includes using His name to sanction hatred, unforgiveness, or condemnation. Often this takes the form of Christians putting other people down, and then excusing themselves by saying they are just “hating the sin but loving the sinner.”

You’re not loving someone if you make them feel excluded, if you have chosen to tear them down or if your motivation isn’t love. It is our job to love-let God and the Holy Spirit deal with sins and change lives. Focus on giving bread to the hungry and comforting the lonely.

Romans 3:10 says “there is no one righteous, not even one!” Today I challenge you to avoid using the name of God to put anyone down. I believe we can do better.

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God Bless

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!