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Showing respect to Creator God

God doesn't want us to misuse His name

 

Last updated 8/1/2015 at 1:49pm

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When Europeans came and began signing treaties with our tribal leaders, they often changed our names because they couldn't pronounce or write our Indian names. We know that Creator God cares deeply about His own name and He's known our name from before He created this land we call Turtle Island.

Sometimes I find myself so involved in an exciting conversation with others that I've gotten into a bad habit of including an exclamatory phrase that uses God's name. When I'm chatting with my friends about an exciting event or situation, I've been guilty of using God's name in a disrespectful way.

After I've said those words, I know I shouldn't have, because I remember the Third Commandment tells me, "You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain." And that is just what I have been doing, taking God's name in vain.

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