You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not acquit anyone who misuses his name.” Deuteronomy 5:11

How many times have you heard this or even you yourself saying it ; ‘I swear to God, I didn’t do it, I swear to God, It’s not me, I swear to God…….;’

Tell me, how does it sound to your hearing when you hear that? I mean, having to swear and of course using the name of God to swear?

Do you not feel the guilty that comes with uttering such statement? Does it not occur to you that it is an act of disobedient and of course a sin using God’s name to swear?

Often, I heard people saying; ‘God is my witness………’ in their statement. I wonder when God becomes a witness in court cases, or in private discussions!

In Leviticus 19:12, the Bible says “And you shall not swear falsely by my name, profaning the name of your God: I am the Lord.”
The same is written in Exodus 20:7.

And thank God, we have the freedom and great liberty to come to God closely for our need. We can tell Him about our request and needs without anybody interceding on our behalf. What a privilege!

Nevertheless, you have to realise that God is more than your imagination. Do not find joy in using His name anyhow because you think He will understand. You may be in the society where people around you take the name of God for granted, that is no excuse on your side to join them.

When you sincerely fear God (1 Peter 2:17), you will not, I mean, never use God’s name anyhow. God is not your toy that you or your children or any members of your family or your friends can play with. God is God and you must render Him all honours due to His name!

There are so many chapters and verses in the Word of God that refer to not using God’s name to swear or anyhow.

Respect God. Honour the Holy Spirit, Believe in Jesus Christ and live your life truly in conformity to what the Bible teaches.

May God help you, amen.


Princess Ayelotan
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Published by Ehiyeh-sh’Ehiyeh

“Once I was young, and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned or their children begging for bread.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭37:25‬ ‭

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