- Leviticus 20:1-22:33
“You shall not profane My holy name, but I will be hallowed among the children of Israel. I am the Lord who sanctifies you, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am the Lord.” Leviticus 22:32-33, NKJV
Twitter is an interesting forum by which to see where society is going, what the current catch phrases are, and what is the hot topic of the day. Taking the Lord’s name in vain has been mainstream secular for quite some time. I see it’s willowy fingers edging into Christendom and it bothers me more now than it ever has.
As I come to understand in slivers and slivers more and more of Who God really is, I become more aware of how awesome He truly is, what almighty really means, and how little fear I seem to have in comparison. When the words, “O, my God!” spill from my lips, they should be in true awe and wonder of Him Who Created, not in shock of some worldly thing. When “good Lord” erupts from my heart, it should be in amazement at His goodness, His mercy, His justice required that He paid in full.
May the times when I use my Lord’s name be in true reverence to Him alone.
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