Is it me or have you noticed: the “F” word and the “N” word are bleeped out, but not God’s name in vain. Why?
If I asked the producers or publishers, I wonder what they would say?
“Sorry, Chris, it’s nothing personal. We don’t want to offend anyone
Isn’t God someone?
Wasn’t His Name honored in the past?
Our schools, at one time, took the Bible for their text and started their day with prayer. Those days are gone.
I’m not saying things were perfect. I’m sure evil still raises its ugly head. But, trembling souls would never let God’s name pass their lips in vain. Their sin wasn’t bleeped out but forgiven.
There’s more here than meets the eye – more than strategically placing “damn” before His name.
What about Sunday Morning?
All around the world, on Sunday morning, you find people gathering in the name of God. Is His name misused there? “How?” you ask. By filling out our “To Do” list in our head while singing “Amazing Grace” or saying, “Praise God!” as we worry about how crowded IHOP will be after church.
Screaming His name over and over again is disrespectful.
What Does God Word Say?
A quick glance at the Ten Commandments reminds us not to use His name in vain. When honor His name it makes a difference.
It is personal – very personal.
God’s name is personal – a matter of the heart, soul, and spirit. May you find the intimacy in knowing Him – in knowing Him by name.
In every place where I cause My name to be remembered I will come to you and bless you. Ex 20:24b NRS
Questions of Reflections
- Have you noticed the culture’s attitude toward God’s name?
- Why is it so personal?
I would like to hear your opinion. Please join in on the conversation by commenting below.