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Rom. 10:9-10 Speak Well of God

posted Jun 1, 2020, 9:51 AM by Jacob Boer

“because if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved.”

If you want to know how someone really thinks about someone else, just listen in on a conversation where the second person is being talked about but isn’t there, and you will quickly find out how people really feel about that person. This is why we’re told to speak well of God and to use his name with respect and honour. It’s about respecting God, but it’s also about recognizing our true relationship with God. When we find it easy to disrespect God when we’re around others, it gives us a pretty good insight into what our real relationship with God is, even if we go to church and do all the right things, if our words around others are different, that’s where the proof of our relationship with God really lies. I always speak well of my wife because I love her, how much better should I speak then of God. The same goes for our relationship with God, if we really love him, then we will always speak well of him and use his name with respect.



Q. What is the aim of the third commandment?

A. That we neither blaspheme nor misuse the name of God by cursing, perjury, or unnecessary oaths, nor share in such horrible sins by being silent bystanders. In summary, we should use the holy name of God only with reverence and awe, so that we may properly confess God, pray to God, and glorify God in all our words and works.

 

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