2019-19--22 - Third Commandment: Conclusion
I think that of all the commandments that speak to our relationship with the Lord, this is the one we most often may be guilty of violating. It is safe to say we don’t mean to violate it. In reality, we want to be the kind of representatives who one day will find ourselves before the Lord, hearing, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
The way to keep the command is obvious.. Our lives should be typified by lifting up God’s name. His name should receive the honor that it is due. This can be done through our words, our walk, and all that we are. Once again, let me repeat Christ’s words, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” (Matthew 22:37 ESV)
What are some ways that we can lift up the Lord’s name, over the coming weeks? It isn’t enough to just live a peaceful life, and not violate these commands. Instead, we should be living lives of action, where we worship the Lord, giving Him first place in our lives and lifting up His name before all with whom we come in contact.
“You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain …” for our salvation is of that name. “And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” and so if our desire is to glorify the name of the Lord then “… whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” (Exodus 20:7; Acts 4:12; Colossians 3:17 ESV)
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