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.1 [Taking God's name in vain is to speak about God or Christ before your heart has been cleansed from it being defiled; as all unregenerated men's hearts are defiled before they are purified. As George Fox wrote: "such as talk of Christ, and do not walk in him; such as profess him, and do not possess him; .. such as profess Christ the way, and walk not in the way, the truth, and the life; all such talkers, and not walkers, are dishonorers of God, and cause his holy name to be blasphemed among those who make no profession." From the Word of the Lord within my heart: "By their evident display of sin, Christians cause my name to be blasphemed among the people. Jesus is a mighty name to be declared in all the worlds to come. Guard and protect his name."]
11 You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain because the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.
|Psalms 139:20 |
20 For they speak against you wickedly, and your enemies take your name in vain.3