Taking God’s Name in Vain by Careless Believers

Both unbelievers and believers can profane God’s Name. Undiscerning believers who lift up the Lord’s Name in vain sometimes do so by saying, “O My God” simply as an everyday response to emotional upheaval. Careless believers also take the Lord’s Name in vain if they try to convince fellow believers of the validity of a personal decision that actually contradicts God’s Word. Sadly, the use of God’s Name often draws more attention to individuals rather than to Almighty God.