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Following and Breaking the Third Command There are many different ways people follow and break the third command The Third commandment states that You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God However by gossiping and claiming Christianity but not following the Word of God then a person is using His name in vain However if one follows the gospel they are not taking the Lords name in vain rather they are glorifying Him Hypocrisy is something that many Christians are guilty of therefore they are also guilty of breaking the third command In the Bible it states I do not sit with deceitful men nor do I consort with hypocrites Ps 264 Therefore if one is a hypocrite and claims to be a Christian when in fact they are not following Christ then Christ will not consort with them If a person claims to be a Christian yet does not constantly act Christ-like they are being a hypocrite which is not accepted by Jesus The Bible also says Isiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites as it is written These people honour me with their lips but their hearts are far from me Mk 76 This verse clearly states how shameful using His name in vain is Breaking this command is very regularly done and is very easily done when one is not thinking of the Lord Jesus at all times However this is not the only infraction people put upon the Third Command Furthermore gossiping amongst groups of peers is breaking the third command If one gossips they are using the Lords name in vain The Bible says Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs that it may benefit those who listen Eph 429 The Lord does not want his people to gossip it is breaking his command therefore it is
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