Exodus 20:7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
This may seem like a small thing to some people but I personally am offended when people take the name of the Lord in vain. There are many ways that people do this and it is even done by many well meaning people who don't realize that they are doing it.
We know of some of the worst words and I won't even mention them...I try not to even hear or think about them but I also cringe when I hear someone say, "My God," when they are not really being reverent to our Heavenly Father.
Even saying "Good Lord," when we are not truly praising Him is taking his name in vain. Vanity means emptiness. Tossing around references to our Heavenly Father without the reverence He deserves is taking His name in vain.
We are commanded not to do this.
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