In Exodus 20:7 we see the third commandment, “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.”
You will often hear someone speak about their name as if it is tied to who they are. They speak about preserving their good name or not wanting their name tarnished by a misstep on their part or by gossip on someone else’s part. But in an even more significant way, God’s Name is tied to who He is. God reveals His Name to us, and His Name reveals His own attributes.
The Name of God is precious to the believer because it reveals to us His character, His attributes and His works, including the work of redemption He has wrought in Jesus Christ. This Lord’s Day we will consider the meaning of this commandment and the weightiness of God’s Name. We will also consider the great joy we can have in His Name. Join us this Lord’s Day for worship at 9 AM at 9820 W Markham St. (the sanctuary of Faith United Methodist Church) in Little Rock as we consider the third commandment together. You can click here or contact us for more information. You can also watch our service on YouTube with a link posted to our Facebook page.