The third commandment of God may be misunderstood as in using God’s name with foul language. It is very pleasant to hear any foul or unwholesome words, but taking God’s name in vain is far more profanity.The word vain is mentioned in the third commandment as if God doesn’t His name in vain fashion. For those who don’t know what the definition of vain is, I will show you. Vain has an adjective, meaning it word that means action.
None of these definitions fit the Lord, in fact the whole Ten Commandments are the characteristic of God. Scripture defines God as love;
Scriptures says love is the fulfillment of God’s law and the action of love is a vain, empty movement;
So according to Scripture how can someone take God’s name in vain & make Jehovah, the Great I Am, the Lord and Jesus sound like vanity or meaning empty. Are Christians, who call themselves that because they follow Christ’s teaching of love, allow to show a dislike, or hate, or even not allow them to join in worship of the Lord? Let’s ask Scripture;
Isaiah 56:4-6 For thus says the Lord, “To the eunuchs who keep My sabbaths, And choose what pleases Me, And hold fast My covenant, 5 To them I will give in My house and within My walls a memorial, And a name better than that of sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name which will not be cut off. 6 “Also the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord, To minister to Him, and to love the name of the Lord, To be His servants, every one who keeps from profaning the sabbath And holds fast My covenant;
1 John 4:19 We love, because He first loved us. 20 If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen. 21 And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also.