Week 30 Day 7
Finding God in the Mysteries of every day
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Week 30 Day 7
Exodus 20: 7 “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.
As long as I have followed Jesus I have struggled with my old way of communicating my frustration or surprise, anger or disdain. I had the kind of mouth most young boys learned from their fathers or even their mothers or aunts and uncles, or their peers. So it goes from generation to generation. I have heard the legislators of an “easier” morality attempt to change the language of cursing by substituting other words for the curses we are in the habit of throwing about. And yes, we have at one time or another, considered the “swear jar” and the penalties associated with it. However, our relative poverty made that kind of ridiculous.
I came to the conclusion a long time ago that no matter how many substitute words I could come up with there was still a problem within my heart. I know now that unless the heart is changed we will forever be breaking this important commandment. Some things do not happen overnight. Wrapped up in our use of language are several major and minor sins that we must first be made aware of such as unforgiveness, pride, laziness, etc. When we realize this we need to then repent, and wait upon God to bring us the fruit of His Holy Spirit to bring us the self-control we so desperately need in order to know His peace.