[CF Devotionals] 2014-12-14 - The Third Commandment

Third Commandment Conclusion

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Conclusion: I think of all the commandments that speak to our relationship with the Lord, this is the one we most often may be guilty of violating. It is safe to say we don't mean to. In reality, we want to be the kind of representatives who one day will find ourselves before the Lord, hearing, “Well done good and faithful servant.”

The way to keep the command is obvious… Our life should be typified by lifting up God's name. His name should receive the honor that it is due. This can be done through our words, our walk, and all that we are. Once again, let me repeat Christ's words,

”You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” (Matthew 22:37 ESV).

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, and not violate these commands. Instead, we should be living a life of action, where we worship the Lord, giving Him first place in our lives and lifting up His name before all with whom we come in contact.

“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain …” for our salvation is of that name. “And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” and so if our desire is to glorify the name of the Lord then “… whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” (Exodus 20:7; Acts 4:12; Colossians 3:17 ESV).

Psalm 8

For the director of music. According to gittith.
A psalm of David.

O Lord, our Lord,
 how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory
 above the heavens.
From the lips of children and infants
 you have ordained praise
because of your enemies,
 to silence the foe and the avenger.

When I consider your heavens,
 the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
 which you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful of him,
 the son of man that you care for him?
You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
 and crowned him with glory and honor.

You made him ruler over the works of your hands;
 you put everything under his feet:
all flocks and herds,
 and the beasts of the field,
the birds of the air,
 and the fish of the sea,
 all that swim the paths of the seas.

O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Commandment Study, to be continued.

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