Good Morning February 16

The second Commandment tells us not to take the name of the Lord your God in vain, yet how casually society treats this. How often we hear the expression “Oh my God”. Even in texting and e-mails the acronym OMG is thrown around. Luther, in his explanation to this commandment said, “We should so fear and love God as not to curse, swear, conjure, lie, or deceive, by His name,…” We should so fear and love God, that is the key. God is our Father, our creator, our Lord. He is the One who brought us into being, who gives us life, and holds our very breath in His hands. We come into a relationship with one we love, and want to do nothing to detract from that love. Luther finished his explanations saying that we should “call upon Him in every time of need, and worship Him with prayer, praise, and thanksgiving.” God invites us to come to Him through His Son, whom He has given for our redemption and new life. We come to Him in humility with prayer, praise, and thanksgiving. To God be the glory, now and forever. Amen.