Third Commandment (Discussion Questions)

Categories: Ten Commandments (1-5)

Read Ex. 3:1-18

  • Why should we be careful how we use God's name?
  • Is saying, "Oh my God!" breaking the 3rd commandment? Why or why not?
  • Did you know the Hebrews were afraid to say God's name for fear of breaking the 3rd commandment?
  • Is swearing or cursing a problem for anyone you know?
  • How do you avoid swearing or using words that might offend God?
  • Where does Moses first encounter God in the desert?
  • Why didn't the bush burn-up?
  • What does God ask Moses to do?
  • What's Moses' response?
  • What name does God give Moses to tell the Children of Israel?
  • What is unusual about that name?
  • What does I AM signify to you?
  • How do you think it helped the Children of Israel?