Read Ezekiel 36:16 through 39:29; James 3:1–18
Most believers would not think of profaning God’s name; yet they do. “Profane” means to “treat with abuse, irreverence, or contempt.”
“I had concern for my holy name, which the people of Israel profaned among the nations where they had gone” (Ezekiel 36:21).
In many workplaces, there are people who call themselves Christians but they bring dishonor to God. They abuse God’s reputation by their behavior. It should make Christians wince when someone who claims to be a brother or sister in Christ is the biggest gossip in the employee break room or says things that don’t honor God.
God is offended when His people don’t live according to His ways or speak words that honor Him. Such behavior also damages a person’s witness for Christ, making it difficult or impossible for non-Christians to see that Christians really are different.
Prayer Suggestion: God, please help to speak and act in ways that please You.
Quicklook: Ezekiel 36:20–27
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