“You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not acquit anyone who misuses his name.” Deuteronomy 5:11
In this season, Lent, which is smack in the middle of an election cycle for our country, it is a good time for me and all to assess how we “throw” the name of God, the idea of God and God’s followers i.e. Christians, around. The thought expressed in “for the LORD will not acquit anyone who misuses his name” is clear; as is “whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven” (Luke 12:10b). Misrepresenting God (Father, Son, Holy Spirit), rejecting Christ and creating then worshiping idols all seem very prevalent in our society at this time. Let us, those who profess belief in and claim to be Christ followers be cognizant of how we represent our God, our Lord and Savior. O that I will assess myself only, will aid others as opportunity arises but will leave judgment of others to God. O Lord God lead us all into the resurrection life, revive us to enter in to eternal life with you. Continue to lead your people, may we all be a part of your people, may we follow where you lead, may we worship you. “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven”!