**Take It Seriously is going to be a series of posts where I take a look at topics that I don’t see being taken very seriously by Christians. The topics are in no way listed in order of priority or importance.**
How we as Christians speak of God is very important. We believe that God sent His Son to earth to die and rise again for our salvation and eternal life in heaven with Him. We believe that God is powerful enough to raise the dead and kind enough to bestow mercy and grace on His enemies. We worship the One who created the heavens and the earth and who owns everything in them.
And we call him “the Big Guy.”
Christians (myself included) sometimes let loose an “Oh my God” when we aren’t speaking of Him at all.
You can provide your own examples if you have them (and you probably do).
My point is this – when we speak of God, we need to remember who He is and what He has done. Christians are saved from His wrath through the blood of Jesus. This is a serious thing and we should not take it, or Him, lightly. When we do we demean the name of God and lower other’s opinions of Him as well.
Now to him who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21