Sunday, February 20, 2011

Profanity. What's In A Name? Cargo Trailer.

Exodus 20:7

20:7  Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

This commandment requires serious reflection. Like the second, it includes a warning that God will not hold us guiltless. It seems that sometimes God deliberately understates things for subtle emphasis and to ultimately magnify the meaning.   To understand this commandment better, we need to explain four words:

Take; throughout the Old Testament, is translated into English from seventy-four different Hebrew words. This one means "to lift up," "bear," "carry," "use," and "appropriate."

Vain; has the sense of "desolating"; "that which lacks reality, purpose, value, or truth." It may also be translated "lying," "false," "worthless," "profane," "foolish," "reproachful," "curse," "blaspheme," or "useless."

Guiltless, means "free," "clear," "innocent," "clean," "blameless," "unpunished"

Name; means "a mark or sign standing out"; "a word by which a person, place or thing is distinctively known." Its Hebrew root denotes "high," "elevated," "a monument." It indicates majesty or excellence. A name identifies, signifies, and specifies."

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"You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain. "

"Little Dan, attending Sunday School for the first time eagerly listened as his teacher told of the birth of God’s Son.  He thrilled to the story of the angels, wise men, the star, and the gifts. Then the teacher added, "And they shall call His name Jesus."
He looked over at the person beside him and asked, "Why did they have to name such a sweet baby a swear word?"
It was the first time that he had ever heard His Name used outside of a curse!  (You know, kids just repeat what they hear!) 
The boy's mother was furious. "Young man, where did you learn to talk that way?"
The boy hesitated, looked toward his father, and asked, "Well, Dad, should I tell her?"".

"God’s Last Name Is Not Damn!"


 First, why make an exception for a preacher?

"ImageI can’t count the number of times I have come across someone who freely used profanity in my presence, only to apologize upon learning that I am a preacher. While the apology is appreciated, it is also somewhat curious.
First, why make an exception for a preacher? Is the denominational clergy/laity distinction really so strong in our society today that people feel a different set of rules apply when in the presence of a preacher? No such distinction exists in scripture, and it is interesting that it affects even the most profane of individuals in our culture.

Second, as the offender obviously realizes that such language is inappropriate, why is he so quick to use profanity even around people he does not know? Does he think it acceptable to offend people, as long as they are not clergy?
When did it become O.K. to act so offensively in public?"

Against More Than Euphemisms
"The third commandment is certainly against common swearing, including using euphemisms so common in society. Many commonly use "gee," "gosh," "golly," "got all muddy," "cheese and rice," "Jiminy Cricket," and "doggone" to substitute for the more offensive words some carelessly spew forth. This commandment also covers the light or disrespectful use of any of God's attributes or character."

 No Need to Chase After a Name
"Many people spend their lives chasing after a name that will bring them honor or notoriety. They want people to associate them with a "name" university, a "name" team or a "name" company. They want to wear clothing with a "name" on its label, drive a "name" car or marry into a "name" family.   But the greatest name that anyone can possibly bear has come to us unbidden.
John writes, "Beloved, now we are children of God" (I John 3:2), and he reminds us of our privilege in bearing that name. Remember that to whom God gives much He requires much.
Chrysostom (c. AD 347-407) instructed parents to give children scriptural names. He told them to tell the child stories about his namesake as he grew up to give him something to live up to."
Read more:

The Third Commandment: From Profanity to Praise:



When dressing, I put on a t-shirt, and the neck of it just felt too hot, this is V-neck, but not quite tank top weather.
Our high was 80 deg., and great for working outside. 
The cats have been on the screened-in porch most of the day.  Paco had his sunbath, so he is happy.

Jay and I undid all the stuffing and cover off the outside faucet that goes to the automatic waterer to the privet hedge and trough of aloe.  We re-installed the water hoses that go to it and the timed lawn waterer.    It hasn't rained for a while, so I turned it on, timed it for 3/4 hour.
My Red Maple out front is already budding leaves, maybe Punxsutawney Phil knew what he was doing.


Then we measured, cut, leveled and screwed the uprights and ledger boards in, for the counter top. 
We measured and marked where the front styles should go, so that the fridge door would open.  We didn't finish that, as the "dreaded" window needs to be done first.

We figured out one way to fix it. 

Move the 'dreaded" window about three inches to the right to eliminate the bad part, and when we cut out for the window on the other side, use that siding, affixing it all the way to the outside corner of the trailer.  The next window will have to be cut, so that the conformation of the siding matches exactly with the other side, to do this.


Except for straightening up, and tying up, some of the dangling wires the cable man had left when he installed the digital boxes, that was about all we got done, today.


Rod and Loyce Ivers said...

Penny, you might want to fix the window on a day when Jay stays home. Not being catty, just suggesting.

Kathy and Robert said...

I better do a check up of my Euphemisms usage.

LakeConroePenny,TX said...

Thanks for your comments, Rod and Loyce, and Kathy.

I don't have much of a choice, Jay is the only one available, and I can't do high up things. I can help, but not do them anymore, since a busted collar bone.

Jay is alright, if he doesn't do his own thinking! His front lobe is messed up from being AHDD and was fed drugs as a child, then became an alcoholic.

Ray's strong points are not carpentry, anyway he is still staying either by his dying Father-In-Law's side, or his distraught wife.

Yes, Kathy, I found I was using words that I didn't oughtta, even thought they sounded harmless.