Taking God’s Name in Vain

We live in a generation in which all of God’s laws are routinely slighted, and perhaps none more than the Third Commandment, which forbids us from taking God’s name in vain.  Even among professing Christian people it is not unusual to hear God’s name used as a common byword.  It seems the most regularly used casual exclamation these days is, “Oh my God!”  This irreverent use of the name of God flows from low thoughts and conceptions of God, which I fear are the result of weak pulpits.  This sermon attempts to emphasize that we must all train ourselves to think of God only with the greatest reverence and worship, for only then will we begin to learn how to reverence His name as we ought.