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Let Him Have You – Third Commandment

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Let Him Have You!

The third commandment

Exodus 20.4, 7; Deuteronomy 5.11

“You shall not take the Name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His Name in vain.”

Song 7.10

I am my beloved’s and his desire is for me.

If you bear Jesus’ Name, He earnestly desires you for Himself.

How jealous is Jesus for us? He has promised to be with us always, even to the end of the age (Matt. 28.20). He has promised to provide all our needs out of His riches in glory (Phil. 4.19). He has promised that no man will be able to wrest out of His grip (Jn. 10.28). He sits even now at the Father’s right hand, interceding and advocating for us (Heb. 7.25; 1 Jn. 2.1). He is preparing a place for us to come and be with Him where He is (Jn. 14.1-3). He is coming again to gather us into His eternal dwelling place in glory (Rev. 19). Jesus earnestly desires us, eagerly longs for us, and holds us in His mighty hands so that we may belong to Him forever. He has placed His Name on us, and we are His (Is. 43.1). Jesus dearly, mightily loves us, and if we love Him and truly bear His Name, O what a rich and raucous and joyous relationship of love that can be!

Pray

Thank You for loving me, Lord Jesus, an for setting Your Name – Christian – on me! Help me, Lord, that I may take Your Name day by day for all Your purposes and with all Your strength to bring to You all the glory which is Your due.

“In the Gates” is a devotional series on the Law of God by Rev. T.M. Moore

T. M. Moore is editor of the Worldview Church. He serves as dean of the Centurions Program of the Wilberforce Forum and principal of The Fellowship of Ailbe, a spiritual fellowship in the Celtic Christian tradition. He is the author or editor of twenty books, and has contributed chapters to four others. His essays, reviews, articles, papers, and poetry have appeared in dozens of national and international journals, and on a wide range of websites. His most recent books are The Ailbe Psalter and The Ground for Christian Ethics (Waxed Tablet).

Scripture quotations in this article are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, (c) copyright 2001,2007 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Editor’s note: The use of a translation other than the Authorised Version in an article does not constitute an endorsement in whole or in part by The Christian Observer.

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