For the summer of 2014 at Dakota we are working our way through the Ten Commandments seeking to more fully understand the requirements of God’s Law; especially as to how it is to be applied in the lives of New Testament believers.
This week we will be focusing our attention on the third commandment which deals with the use and misuse of God’s name.
If we think of the modern business world with its trademarks and copyrights it is not hard to grasp the importance of protecting a good name. If you have ever been slandered or had someone misrepresent your words or actions to others then you know how hurtful and frustrating that can be, and yet the Name that is above every name is routinely used as a common curse word in our time.
When Jesus taught the disciples how to pray His first instruction was that the Name of the Father is to be “hallowed”; so where is the breakdown? Is it possible that God’s Name is abused in our world because it is not properly respected within the Church?
I hope to see you Sunday for more along these lines.