Lunch Bite

“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.” (Exodus 20:7, ESV)

There is a phrase coined several years ago for advertising to sell recreational activities for the weekend.  The phrase was abbreviated TGIF, for Thank God It’s Friday.  Those who truly love the Father cringe when we hear the Lord’s name being taken in vain.  Most of the time when we think of breaking this commandment, we think of the profanity uttered by many. 

Taking God’s name is vain is so much more than just the profanity.  It is using God trivially, without respect, to no purpose, or using God as a slang term frivolously.  We can be thankful today that it is Friday and God has delivered us through another week.  Let us come before God not vainly but in a respectful and reverent way and truly Thank God It’s Friday. 

What has God delivered you from in the past week be thankful?  What joy and happiness have you experienced in the past week then be thankful?  How has God shown you His love in the past week then give thanks.  What has God let you go though in the past week then be thankful?  Do not be disrespectful of God by throwing His name around without respect.  Revere His name and be truly thankful.

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