NextLevel Online: Deuteronomy

Session 4: Word #3 - No Dishonoring the Name

Perhaps Word #3 could be translated as “do not wear the name of Yahweh dishonorably.” How is this different from how you have thought about this word before?



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How did you do in obeying the word since the last session?

In Hebrew, what does it mean to nasa’ something?

Psalm 16:4 says, “The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply; their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out or nasa’ their names on my lips.” This is one of the few places where nasa’ means “say.” Why does it suggest “say” here?

In light of Exodus 28:29, what does it mean to nasa’ a name?

Perhaps Word #3 could be translated as “do not wear the name of Yahweh dishonorably.” How is this different from how you have thought about this word before?

What is a common link drawing together texts from Deuteronomy 13-14 with Word #3?

With this connection in mind, read Leviticus 24:10-17. This is one of the only times in Scripture that Yahweh is referred to as “the Name” (see verse 11). How did this manviolate Word #3?

God is very concerned about his reputation throughout Scripture. However, one day, God promises to do something amazing. Read about it in Isaiah 44:1-5. What are some of the things that will happen in this time?

The “tattoo” of Isaiah 44:5 matches the writing on the high priest’s turban: “to Yahweh.” What would it look like for you to wear the name of Yahweh so prominently?

Summarize Deuteronomy 5:11 in your own words and write it out here.

What is one specific way you can obey this word today?

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