Many think the Third Commandment merely prohibits profane speech. In reality, it regulates the purity and quality of our worship of the great God.
The prohibition against taking God's name in vain is the least understood commandment. When we bear God's name, we are to bear His character and nature.
Many think the third commandment deals only with euphemisms and swearing, but it goes much deeper. It regulates the quality of our worship and glorifying God.
When Moses uses the metaphor of a rock, he thinks of the connotative qualities of enduring, unchanging, solid, awesome, strong, majestic, and beautiful.
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