What’s Wrong With A Little Profanity?
From a historical perspective, we live in a world that has gone from very measured and careful about what we say to verbalizing whatever comes to their mind.
Learning From Those Around Us
People learn to talk based on the people around them. If you’ve ever worked in a company office environment, you will notice people that work together start to sound the same when they talk. It’s just a matter of time for the new people who join. This is exactly the same for friends. If you surround yourself with a bunch of filthy talking, foul-mouthed friends, you are going to begin to talking like them. What is in you is what is going to come out of you. If your environment is dirty, it will come off on you.
What’s On The Inside Is What Comes Out
God spoke to us through His Son Jesus in Luke 6:45 saying, what is in your heart is going to come out of your mouth. Is it okay to swear a bit? Apparently not, as 2 Timothy 2:16 tells us that worthless, foolish talk leads to godless behavior. That’s right. How you talk is directly connected to how you will act. Godless behavior can lead to be separated from Him.
In our generation, we have songs filled with profanity, sexual promiscuity, murder, and other things too dark to mention. Our movies are laced with such horrible language and violence, the generations before us would be shocked if they heard how far our language has digressed. The way we talk is a reflection on us. If you really want to see what someone is made of, see how they talk when nothing is going right. If they go into profanity laced tirades, then clearly they don’t know God very well.
Profanity Is A Habit That Must Be Broken
Talking bad is not cool. Cursing is a habit that must be broken. If you have ever known someone who had to break the habit, you know it was a daily battle for them to learn to speak without using foul language that used to have in every other sentence. The Bible is very clear about the importance of how we talk.
But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
Matthew 12:36-37 (NKJV)
In the day of Judgment, we will all be accountable not only for what we’ve done, but for what we’ve said. Matthew 12:37
When you speak, if your talk is sprinkled with words that you can’t say in front of children, you’ve got an issue. You need to break the habit. It is not only a poor reflection on you, but also on your family, and if you know Jesus, on your God. Bad talking will take you away from God, not draw you to Him. If we draw near to God, He promised to draw near to us in James 4:8.
Don’t you want to know God? Don’t you want to see His power working in your life and family? It all starts with how you talk.
If you want to be a champion, you must run with the champions.
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