There is more to taking the Lord’s name in vain than curse words, as many people think. Understanding the original context can help us avoid breaking the third commandment in other ways as well. The Bible has much to say about what we say. Not taking the Lord’s name in vain is a commandment for us today.
Questions to Answer As You Listen
The Lord’s name is so important because a name signifies one’s __________________, __________________, and ___________________.
To take the Lord’s name in vain is any empty, useless, worthless, frivo-lous, insincere, phony ___________ _______ ___________ ____________.
First, the Lord’s name is taken in vain through __________ ___________.
Cursing, profanity, obscenity, and vulgarity are _____________ the Lord’s name is _______________ _____ ________________.
The Holy Spirit is grieved by ___________ of the __________________.
A second main way the Lord’s name is taken in vain is through __________ __________________.
The early believers wanted to identify with Christ, and so they took ___________ _______________ __________________.
A third main way we take the name of the Lord in vain is with ___________ ____________.
James is talking about the need for _______________ ________________.
James reiterates _______________ own instruction not to make ________________ or ________________ ______________.
God knows the intents and thoughts of ___________ _______________.