August 13, 2017 – His Sacred Name

Daily Challenges

The sacredness of God’s name, how do we protect it?

Sacredness means ‘guarded with great respect and reverence’

It seems as if everywhere we turn, we hear Gods’ name or His son’s name, Jesus spoken….but in mostly unpleasant ways.

His name is damned and His son’s name is sworn upon.

Not just in public, but radio, television and movies set a prime example of God’s name taken in vain.

For those close to God, it wounds our hearts to hear those foul words with God’s and Jesus’s name used.

What Else Can We Do?

We are all guilty to some degree of it…no matter how much we try not to be.

Something happens and the words slip out.

Some of us could light a candle with the foul words we speak;
but some of us have also learned how not to use those sad and sorry words.

What we speak and say is very powerful and affects our daily life,
as well as those around us.

Let’s try to catch the bad words before they are sent out into the world to be heard.
Let’s try to say something more pleasant in place of them.

Let’s try to remember that God is our Father and that Jesus did die for us…
And they deserve to be praised, not cursed because we’re having a bad day.

The Bible Says

Exodus 20:7
You shall not take the name of Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain

Matthew 1:21
And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.

Philippians 2:9-11
Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Karen

Bible Trivia: Where else in the Bible will you find the Ten Commandments listed besides Exodus 20? Deuteronomy 5

Bible Verse: I am the Lord, that is My name; and My glory I will not give to another, nor My praise to carved images. Isaiah 42:8

 

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