Monday, October 9, 2023

October 9, 2023

Cursing God’s name was such a severe offense that even in today’s writings, the Jewish people are careful not to use it in vain and write it like this: G-d. If a person took the Lord’s name in vain, the witnesses would place their hands on that person’s head, and then the congregation would stone him to death! Today, we use God’s name carelessly, and it rolls off our tongue as if it is no big deal. We’ve never seen anyone stoned or taken part in a stoning to see what happens to a person who doesn’t choose their words carefully and in consideration of the deity of God. If we had seen or participated in such a brutal death, our language skills would have improved drastically and quickly! The truth is that we should love the Lord our God with all our hearts, so the last thing we would do is blaspheme his precious name. It was such a heinous crime that they couldn’t lay that sin on an animal; they had to bear it themselves. Once we have the Holy Spirit, can we be forgiven of that sin, or must we take the consequences ourselves? If you have a bad habit of using God’s name as a curse word, you need to stop. At some point, you may cross the line into dangerous territory.

Bring forth him that hath cursed without the camp; and let all that heard him lay their hands upon his head, and let all the congregation stone him. And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, Whosoever curseth his God shall bear his sin. Leviticus 24:14-15

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