As I understand It – 1 John 1:7 (NIV)

7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

For Your Consideration – In Vain

November 29, 2017

Have you considered your words?

VAIN – self-conceit, usually a translation of a number of words that mean, “nothingness” or “unreliability.” In relation to God, trying to thwart His will is vain (Ps. 2:1; see Acts 4:25). Trying to do things without God’s help is vain (Ps. 127:1). We are warned not to take God’s name in vain (as though it were nothing) in the Ten Commandments (Ex. 20:7; Deut. 5:11). Mark warned that believers are not to give God vain lip service but obedience from the heart (7:6-7; see Isa. 1:13; 29:13; Jas. 1:26).

Holman Bible Dictionary

Online Etymology Dictionary,

darn – tame curse word, 1781, American English euphemism for damn, said to have originated in New England when swearing was a punishable offense; if so, its spread was probably influenced by ‘tarnal, short for Eternal, as in By the Eternal (God), favorite exclamation of Andrew Jackson, among others (see tarnation). Related: darned (past-participle adjective, 1806); darndest (superlative, 1844). gee – exclamation of surprise, 1895, probably euphemistic for Jesus. Form gee whiz is attested from 1871; gee whillikens (1851) seems to be the oldest form. As a command to a horse to go, 1620s, Scottish. It had a particular sense as a teamster’s command: “go to the right (or off) side of the driver.” Extended form gee-up is from 1733, the second element said by OED to be hup. gosh – minced oath, 1757, altered pronunciation of God. Probably via by gosse (mid-16c.). Compare losh! an 18c. interjection in certain expressions (the losh preserve me) implying surprise or deprecation, said jeepers – 1900, American English, euphemistic alteration of Jesus. jeez – minced oath, also jeeze, 1922, American English, euphemistic corruption of Jesus. With O.M.G having taken over the texting world, we must hope God does not take Exodus 20:7 literally.

Exodus 20:7(KJV) 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.