The Third Commandment
Turn to Exodus chapter twenty and we'll take up our reading in the first verse and we'll read the verses leading to our text by means or by way of review and recapitulation. Alright, Exodus chapter twenty, verse one. "And God spake all of these words saying, I am the Lord thy God, which hath brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage, thou shalt have no other Gods before me, thou shalt not make unto him any graven image or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above or that is in the earth beneath or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thy self to them nor serve them for the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquities of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments and now the text for today. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain." For emphasis may we read it one more time? Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. Would you join me one more time in prayer? Our heavenly father, we pray today in the name of Jesus for an anointing as we reach your word and father, we pray that the holy spirit will impart truth to hungry hearts and warning to sinful hearts, in the name of Jesus. Amen."
Someone has well said that speech is an indication of character. Jesus also said out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speakth and soyou can tell what a man is by what a man says. Sacrates when he first met a man said speak that I may see you, for you see, it's what's on the inside that comes out and our speech simply reveals our character.
In the country they say what's down in the well comes up in the bucket. Now, this is particularly true in the way that we talk abo ...
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