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The Lord’s Name in Vain

by | Oct 18, 2014 | Faith, Tongue

I am very blessed to have wonderful childhood memories of Sunday school. A double blessing was the fact that my dad was the Sunday School Superintendent and my mom played the piano. Some of those lessons taught were grounded forever in my heart. Working through the 10 Commandments was a big project, and I have always tried, to never take “The Lord’s name in vain.”

It is so amazing to know that the Creator of the Universe communes with His children and we can hear his voice. He gave me such deeper insight into His name.

We know from Prov.18:21: “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it.”

However, how often throughout the day or week do we say things like, “I am so angry. I am so fed-up. I am so sick. I am so tired.” We have all caught ourselves in such situations haven’t we?

When, God first commissioned Moses to approach Pharaoh, Moses was filled with doubt: “And Moses said to God, ‘Behold, when I come to the Israelites 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 and WHAT I AM, and I WILL BE WHAT I WILL BE; and He said, You shall say this to the Israelites: I AM has sent me to you!'” (Ex.3:13,14 13)

Our Heavenly Father’s name is I AM. When we slip and say I AM sick, I AM upset, I AM depressed, we are taking the mighty name of the Lord our God in vain! How different when we say, I AM the head and not the tail, I AM the righteous of God through Christ Jesus, I AM blessed, I AM a child of the most High God – Amen!

Oh that we would have further revelation of Who we are and Whose we are in Christ Jesus. Let us honour our God by the words of our mouth! Let us honour the Great I AM.

Mrs. Margaret Kiemele