The Second Commandment

LIFT UP GOD’S NAME

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Oh, how I love your law! I will meditate on it all day long.

The Ten Commandments are a summary of God’s law or his will for us in our lives. Many people think of the commandments as out-of-date rules that take away our freedom to do the things we want and should have the right to do. But the more we study the commandments, the more clearly we see that they are given to us to bless us. They remain important. We have every reason to want to learn what they mean, and we have every reason to obey them – we are God’s people after all.

The Second Commandment:

You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.
      What does this mean?
We should fear and love God that we do not use his name to curse, swear, lie, or deceive, or use witchcraft, but call upon God’s name in every trouble, pray, praise, and give thanks.

If you want to follow along and see more about this service? You can find a copy of today’s service folder here.