This post is inspired by a status I saw on Facebook just a few minutes ago.
You’re probably guilty of using God’s name cheaply and carelessly. I acknowledge the fact that I’m guilty. “Oh my God!”, “Oh God!”, God of mercy!”, “Good God!”, “Good Lord!” are but a few expressions we use to express surprise or shock. Some people go a step further in misusing God’s name by typing it as “Gawd”.
You feel that’s the height of it until you see the F-Word in these expressions. A careless “OMG” is bad enough. Why say “OMFG” (Oh My Fucking God)? Yet I’ve seen OMFG a number of times on the Net. Why treat God’s name with such disdain?
God doesn’t take it lightly when we misuse His name. The Bible says “You must not misuse the name of the LORD your God. The LORD will not let you go unpunished if you misuse His name” Exodus 20:7
In today’s world of internet social networking, these expressions are common. Be aware enough to not use God’s name with disrespect.