Careless Words

Lev 24 Today in our secular world, men “yawn” at the Ten Commandments, but this chapter proves that God takes any violation seriously. When a young man lost his temper in a fight, he uttered a curse against God, thereby [Ex 20:7] disavowing the Commandment to not take the name of the Lord in vain. Others heard of it, resulting in him being isolated and in custody. In today’s world, we hear God’s name taken in vain, but men often sigh or yawn and go on their way. Our ears have become less inclined to understand the gravity of this sin, but God sees this as a travesty against His character, for He is a jealous God and will not share his glory with another.

Moses sought the wisdom of God and His counsel. James said as much; if you need wisdom, go to God. [James 1:5] God’s instruction seems harsh, but God sees it as a lesson to remember what He said: “I AM the Lord,” I will not share my glory with another.

Where are we careless with our word choices? Where are we failing to correct those who disobey it out of ignorance or choice? The Commandment is clear; revere God and His Name.

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