The Lord’s Name

It makes me very sad when mature Christians I know speak the name of the Lord lightly.  I feel like I'm hearing it more and more.  I know that there is scholarly debate over what it actually means to take the Lord's name in vain, but mentioning God flippantly and referring to Jesus jokingly really eats at me.

He is our Lord, our Savior, and our King, and He has done so much for us.  I can't comprehend why we would treat Him as an object of humor.  Even occasionally.  There are times to laugh, and there are lots of things in life to have a good laugh about.  But why Him?

The ability to trivialize the name(s) of God reflects a lack of spiritual sobriety, a lack that we don't need any more of.  I honestly don't feel angry about it right now (although at times I do).  I just feel disappointed, disillusioned, and sad.  Jesus Christ and His Father deserve so much more from us.

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