No, my husband is not Jesus, but it emphasized to me how flippantly some use the name of the Lord. I even know some Christians who say "Jesus" as an expletive rather than a person to be revered, respected, or highly regarded.
Another one which gets me is OMG. My kids are not allowed to text or say OMG. They know they will get in trouble from me if I hear them say, "Oh, my God." The allowed forms are "Oh my goodness" or "Oh my gosh" or "Oh my". Lauren, my littlest one, used to say "OMGOSH". Too funny!
DON'T TAKE THE LORD'S NAME IN VAIN
Why is it even important? First of all, it is one of the ten commandments to not take the Lord's name in vain. Exodus 20:7 (ESV) says, "You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain." Those are strong words.
I know as Christians it is easy to slip up here and there, but we are called to be holy as God is holy (Leviticus 20:26). We should not be flippant about using the name of the Lord in vain or allowing our kids to use it either in a manner that is disrespectful to God.
Churches are filled with true Christians who worship Christ on Sunday only to proceed to curse at work during their work week or curse at the referee during their favorite sporting event. James 3:10 (ESV) says, "From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so."
DON'T JOKE IN A CRUDE WAY
Crude joking or talking in a crude way is also off limits as well. Ephesians 5:4 (ESV) says, "Let their be no filthiness or foolish talk nor crude joking, but instead let their be thanksgiving."
It is easy to share a funny joke on Facebook or join a friend in inappropriate talk during a chat over coffee, but we are called to be holy. We are called to use language which edifies the person listening to our words.
Words have power, don't they? God spoke the world into existence by using His words. We can tear someone down or build someone up with our words. We can teach our children the right way to communicate or the wrong way. We can honor God with our mouth, or we can dishonor Him. The choice is ours, and we must choose wisely.
"These honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me." Matthew 15:8, NIV