Tuesday, March 11, 2008

A Puritan Catechism: Question 48

Q. What is required in the third commandment?

A. The third commandment requires the holy and reverent use of God's names (Ps. 29:2), titles, attributes (Rev. 15:3-4), ordinances (Eccl. 5:1), Word (Ps. 138:2), and works (Job 36:24; Deut. 28:58-59).


Elizabeth said...

Interesting that it talks not only abou the use of God's names but also his attributes. Taken to the extreme, couldn't you say that it's wrong to call anything good, since "no one is good except God alone"?

Jacob said...

One aspect that I find interesting is how people can misuse Scripture and not realize that they are dishonoring God. Not only are they advancing an improper interpretation, but they are attributing it to God's lips.

Elizabeth said...

I read a very thought-provoking article on this topic one time from Andrew Osenga. He talked about how he was pondering writing "cheap" Christian music just to make money and how that would be taking God's name in vain. Truth be known, it's so much more than we make it out be.