Exclaim – (v) to cry out, speak, or utter sharply or vehemently
One of my favorite exclamations is, “Oh my word!” It’s better than saying, “Oh my God!” right?
The Bible says in Exodus 20:7 (NIV)
“You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
And in John 1:1-5 (NIV) the Word becomes Flesh,
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
I bring up this topic because I woke up with this thought in my head one morning and I feel convicted to change my ways. The Bible presents a tough case against us when we choose to misuse the name of God and it does an awesome job of explaining to us who the Word is.
Alright, I will change my exclamation to “Hokey Pete!” Can someone please tell me if I am being disrespectful to Peter?