Thou Shall Not Misuse the Name of the Lord

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June 9, 2016 by AJ Briones

Victory Pioneer

June 8, 2016 Tuesday, 7:00PM
Ten (Week 3)
Perfect Law. Perfect Love.
YOU SHALL NOT MISUSE THE NAME OF THE LORD
Angelo Torres
 
Exodus 20:7 (NIV)
““You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.”
 
Name
“A word or set of words by which a person or thing is known, addressed, or referred to.”
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“There is a certain association at which God reveals himself.”
 
Exodus 20:2 (ESV)
““I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.”
Misuse
“To use something ina wrong way or for the wrong purpose.”
 
Exodus 20:7 (ESV)
““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.”
Name (Shem) – Hebrew for Fame and Reputation.
Lord (Adonai) – The whole Trinity.
 
What are we misusing if we misuse the name of the Lord?
 
1) Relationship
 
Holy of Holies
“Can you pray with me? instead of can you pray for me? – because we have direct access to God.
Romans 8:14-15 (ESV)
“For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!””
Luke 6:46 (ESV)
““Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?”
Matthew 10:32-33 (ESV)
“So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.”
 
2) Reputation
 
2 Corinthians 5:20 (ESV)
“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.”
“We do not have an off switch to be a Christian at a time or not.”
 
3) Rights
 
1 Peter 2:9 (ESV)
“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”
We Misuse
  1. Relationship
  2. Reputation
  3. Rights
Response
Psalm 29:1-2 (ESV)
“Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.”
 
REVERE – Utmost respect.
 
“If the president would come here, you might go to him and have a selfie or acknowledge him but have you ever thought that God who is greater is with us always and we don’t acknowledge Him.”
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