For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 6:23

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Exodus 20:7

Blasphemy!

   Darius and Spencer had come to Church one Sunday, usually the best of friends, but today Darius wanted nothing to do with Spencer. After services I called the boys over to see what was going on. Spencer told me that Darius was just being a sissy and needed to get over it. Get over what?” I asked. Spencer answered for him telling me that Darius got caught swearing and his grandmother had given him a licking. Darius chimed in, “It wasn’t that I swore grandma has heard me swear before. It’s the swear words I used.” So I asked what he said and he told me, in short, that he had used the Lord’s name in vain. He told me that his grandmother, a bible toting God fearing woman of 70 years of age, spanked him and washed his mouth out with soap. I explained to both boys how serious a violation of the Ten Commandments that it was. Darius felt a little better and went to his grandmother and apologized; as for Spencer, not much can be said other than he and Darius don’t hang out much together anymore.

   Today, no matter where you go you can always hear those cringe-worthy words from someone in ear shot of you; using the Lord’s name in vain has become far too common and accepted. Have you ever used the Lord’s name in vain; used His Holy Name as a four letter cuss word, or just cussed using His name? The Bible teaches us that you will be held accountable on judgment day! If you have used the Lord’s name in vain it’s called blasphemy and you are in violation of the third of the Ten Commandments. In days gone by people were stoned to death for blaspheming; that is how serious an offense it is. What do you think Jesus would think or say if He were standing right in front of you and you used His name in vain? I can tell you what will happen if Darius’ grandmother is close by, and I know that is one young man that has learned his lesson. What about you; you who blasphemes, will you heed this warning or will you continue in your evil ways.

“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

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