"You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name." - Exodus 20:7
So, what exactly does it mean to "take the Lord's name in vain?"
We all probably think we're good at keeping this commandment, but really, how can we obey it if we don't fully understand it? Go ahead and look up "vain" in the dictionary. There's a definition there that says "having no real value."
Wow. So now you're probably thinking, "Have I ever done that? Have I ever said God's name in a meaningless way?" Listen to this message to find out.