We are taking a break for the summer until futher notice.

Commandment 3: Thou shalt not make wrongful use of the name of thy God (9/19/07)

Memory Peg
angry and saying inappropriate words

1. Biblical review question:
What character from the Bible broke this Commandment and what consequences did s/he face for this rebellion?

2. Self-reflective question:
How have you been personally affected by this Commandment?


ex animo said...

I don't say God's name in vain but I do cuss. To stop cussing, has been a goal of mine for a couple years. I normally don't cuss a lot now but sometimes it just pours out of me (normally when I am upset). When I hear other people cussing, I notice how ugly it sounds. It motivates me to control my tongue.

I like the verse James 3:8-9, which we learned in the last Bible study.
But no human being can subdue the tongue; it is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse people made in God’s image.

With this Bible study, I find another meaning in this verse. When you curse another person you are directly cursing God because we are made in His image.

DA Wagners said...

Vain 1. Having no real substance, value, or importance; empty; void; worthless; unsatisfying. 2. Destitute of forge or efficacy; effecting no purpose; fruitless; ineffectual; as, vain toil; a vain attempt.

The above means vain. I need to stop using God's name and His holiness lightly. If I say God showed me this or I think God wants me to do this . . . I better know what I'm talking about. I must have "real substance" when I talk about our Father.