Exodus 20:7 “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.”
Yesterday we talked about The Name of God, how He introduced Himself to His people when they were getting ready to leave Egypt. He told Moses, “I Am That I Am”. Now, He was commanding His people – do not use My Name in vain. When you are a child of God, He lives in you; and every time you say “I am…” you are saying who you are as God’s child. To say His Name in vain is to say it meaninglessly, lightly, like it doesn’t mean anything. Our words must always align with what God says about us. So you cannot say “I am poor” because God says “I Am your Sufficiency”. You cannot say “I am sick” because God says “I Am your Healer.” You cannot say “I am confused” because God says “I Am Understanding”. Choose your words carefully when you speak because there is no such thing as “joke lang” in the spirit. The New Testament calls us “ambassadors of Christ”, and just as an ambassador represents his host country, never just himself as a person, we speak as one who is a citizen of Heaven. The Bible says “let the poor say I am rich. Let the weak say I am strong.” It’s about believing Who God is to you and what He has already done for you.
“Abba, help me to be aware of the words I say. Teach me Your ways so I can follow You. Put a guard on my tongue so I choose my words carefully. Let my words be in agreement with Your words. Let my world reflect Yours. In Jesus’ Name, amen.”