Scripture: “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name. Exodus 20:7 NIV
Observation: Do not use the Lord’s name as a way of expressing yourself.
Application: Why would this even be listed as one of the ten commandments? Why would people turn to taking something holy and defiling it by cursing with it? We don’t say “Ashley dammit!” but we use “God” as if it were intended to modify the curse “dammit.” Why? How did God know that’s the point to which people would devolve. He made it a commandment because he knew that’s exactly what we would eventually do with his name–use it to emphasize a curse. He deserves better. We owe it to him to watch our mouths and honor him with our speech.
Prayer: Father, if we have offended you with our words please forgive us. Help us to honor you with our speech and our attitude. Amen