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Keeping the name of God holy | Week of July 13

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 in vain.

From the sermon series: Ten into Two

In the second of the Ten Commandments, believers are expected to not use God’s name in vain, but rather to keep it holy and use it to bring glory to Him.

When Moses received his calling to help free the Israelites from captivity in Egypt, he asked God, “Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?” And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM” (Exodus 3:13-15). In Greek, “I AM” is egō eimi, which literally means, “I always have been, I currently am, and I will always be.” This reveals that God is eternal and unchangeable. It is through the name of God that we better understand His nature and our relationship to Him. And when we recognize the name of God and what it means to us, then we begin to see how we can glorify Him in all we say and do.

Journal Prompt: Think of different names in the Bible that are used to describe God (i.e. Father). Choose a name and reflect on what it tells you about God and how you’ve experienced Him in that way.

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