Does it bother you that you see many phrases that include God’s name? I can honestly say that I feel uncomfortable even typing this due to the fact of how people use the phrases. Throughout social media, television, and our workplaces we see many people using God’s name in the incorrect form. We see people type “OMG” when replying to messages. We hear people say “Oh My God” when they are shocked or startled about certain news. We also hear people say God’s name with the four-letter D-word.
Now, is it wrong to say “Oh My God”, “OMG”, or the other word? I
If we read back into the Old Testament where Moses was presented the Ten Commandments directly from God (Exodus 20:7) it says, “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.” The Israelites lead by example and knew that any time that God’s name was spoken, it was to be spoken in reverence of Him. Using the Lord’s name in vain, in any type of situation, is considered wrong.
Heading over to the New Testament, Jesus reaffirms God’s name as almighty. Jesus tells us to pray that God’s name be hallowed, or Holy, on earth as it is in Heaven (Matthew 6:9-10).
It is important to know that when we use God’s name, in any type of situation, we should do it with all respect. His name is the name above all names.
If you are the one that uses God’s name in a variety of different ways that do not show reverence to Him, please repent of those sins and give your words a thought before you speak them.
God is Good…