2010-03-14 - Third Commandment Study
The Ten Commandments, Part 18
Summary / Application
I think of all the commandments that speak to our relationship with the Lord ,this is the one we may find ourselves the most often guilty of violating. It is safe to say this isn't our desire, that in reality, we want to be the kind of representatives that one day will find ourselves before the Lord hearing, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant." The way to keep the command is then the most obvious aspect for us as believers. Our life should be typified by the lifting up of God's name. His name should receive the honor that it is due. This can be done through our words, our walk, all that we are.
Once again, let me repeat Christ's words,
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind " (Matthew 22:37).
What are some ways that we can lift up the Lord's name over the coming weeks? It isn't enough to just live a peaceful life, a life of not violating these commands. Instead, we should be living a life of action, where we worship the Lord, giving Him the first place in our lives, and lifting up His name before all whom we come in contact.
"You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God ?" for our salvation is of that name. "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved," and so if our desire is to glorify the name of the Lord then "? whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." (Exodus 20:7; Acts 4:12; Colossians 3:17).
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