Yahweh and The Third Commandment

Yahweh, the personal name of God. We call God a lot of names in different languages but “Yahweh” is His personal name.

Hello precious readers. Thank you once and again for coming to read from me. I had an epiphany, an understanding of the name of God and the third commandment that blessed me and I thought I should share with you.

This name is the personal name of God that was revealed to Moses, who in turn revealed it to the people of Israel with instructions on where this most holy name can be pronounced.

Only in the temple by the priest could the name be called… Whoever was to call the name had to be ceremonially clean… From what I read once, the person had to take a bath… It was not a name to be used flippantly. Although the outright ban on pronouncing the name in the latter time of the nation of Israel was a misunderstanding of the third commandment of the Bible… But that’s not my focus.

The name was considered to be too holy to be spoken

Now, please note that the fact that we believers can call the name freely doesn’t make Him less Holy, He’s still Holy to the uttermost, He never changes. The access we have to Him should only give us more revelation of His holiness.

So this name is a combination of four Hebrew consonant letters.. “YHWH” … This makes me wonder if it was meant to be pronounced.

I’m not saying it wasn’t meant to be pronounced, I’m just saying how do you pronounce a word that has no vowel sound.

Twice, I got the opportunity to learn how this name was mentioned. Once, it was when I was reading something online and the second time was in a movie where a Jewish Rabbi was explaining it to a Christian.

Exodus 20:7 (KJV)
“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.”

Again, please note that this post is not teaching you what exodus 20:7 means, it’s only drawing a lesson from it for living.

Just like I’ve read before, the Rabbi in that movie said that anytime the name was to be called, it was called under one’s breath. The first two consonant letters breathed in and after a short pause the last two breathed out without the vowels… Try it.. YH (in)… WH (out)… Then he added these words which kept me thinking, he said “So every time we breathe, we call the name of God”

He is the breath of life indeed…

Immediately, I recalled the commandment that said not to call the name of the Lord in vain… Our anchor scripture above… Then I stopped to ask a question which is what I’m about to ask you today.

What are you living for?

Every time you breathe in and breathe out to keep you alive, are you calling the name of God – YHWH, to pursue after vanity? Are you putting the BREATH of God on a vain thing? Read that anchor text again, He said He will not hold you guiltless if you do that.

Every time you breath in and complete it by breathing out, you call out the name of God, that’s not the problem, the problem is what you spend the name of God on.

Brethren, God has no problem with you calling His name, His problem is what you pursue with that name… Do you live to make it in life? Do you live to get married? Some times we make jokes like “Jesus shouldn’t come until I marry o” but somehow it reflects our priority and what we breathe- YHWH, for.

Listen, Matthew 6:33 is a scripture worthy of use for living. I really hope this post gives you a reason to take this weekend to screen your heart and allow God search and convict you, giving you true direction in life.

God bless you. I’ll write to you next week.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow!!! This is so profound 🤩🤩🤩

    Will stick for a while!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Sam Salami says:

    Chaiii.. Thanks Pastor! Calls for a sober reflection

    Liked by 1 person

  3. godswilliz says:

    Hmm.this teaching is an answer.

    More Grace sir.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Rowland says:

      Glory to God.


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