Tuesday, March 8, 2011


(Some good thoughts from David Jeremiah, via my friend Charles Rosson in Arkansas. In introducing this article Charles Rosson said "In our culture of growing atheism when few things are considered holy and sacred, this is a very timely and much needy statement" )

It's almost impossible to turn on the television without hearing someone exclaim, "Oh my G--!" In the popular culture, it's even been reduced to an acronym: OMG. Even many professing Christians use His holy Name in vain.

There are times when such an expression is an appropriate prayer in a crisis (the phrase "O my God" appears twenty-one times in the Bible), but for the most part it simply represents a degrading of His holy Name. Our pagan society wants to reduce our Lord to a profanity and diminish His name to a vulgarity.

Jesus said, "Hallowed be Thy Name." The Bible says, "Who among you fears the Lord? Who obeys the voice of His Servant? Who walks in darkness and has no light? Let him trust in the name of the Lord and rely upon His God" (Isaiah 50:10).

The name of our Lord is to be hallowed, feared, reverenced, trusted, and loved.

"Praise the name of the LORD! Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and forevermore! From the rising of the sun to its going down the LORD's name is to be praised" (Psalm 113:1-3).

“How we use the name of God reveals more clearly than any creed we ever
confess our deepest attitudes towards the sovereign God.” (R. C. Sproul)

-David Jeremiah, Turning Point Ministry

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