We correctly understand that this commandment states we should never trivialize God’s name by casually looking at it as being insignificant. We should never use it to advance negative purposes, or use God’s name thoughtlessly in worship. We should never connect God’s name with profanity or blasphemy, and this would include euphemisms. Whenever we utter the name or title of God it should always be with deep respect and reverence.
There are two ways that an individual can take the name of the Lord God in vain. We are all familiar with spoken or verbal violations of this command. However, this commandment can also be violated by our conduct. Most people don’t realize this. Let's look at some examples in the Sermon today.
Greg Thomas is the part-time Pastor of the Cleveland, Ohio congregation. Ordained in 1981, he has served in the ministry for 40-years and assumed the role of Pastor in January 2011. As a certified leadership consultant Greg is the founder and president of weLEAD, Inc. Chartered in 2001, weLEAD is a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization and a major respected resource for free leadership development information reaching a worldwide audience. Greg also founded Leadership Excellence, Ltd in 2009 offering leadership training and coaching.