The Ten Commandments are laws that are meant to be followed. God created them for a reason. He’s not a forceful dictator who creates rules to make our lives difficult. He’s a loving Father who knows what’s best for His children.
We obey these laws because we love the Lord and desire to follow Him.
“For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome” (1 John 5:3).
The Second Commandment
The second commandment is: You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.
Because of how frequently we hear God’s name being used in casual and disrespectful ways, I often wonder if people know of this commandment; know what it means; and know that we sin when we break it.