Manage episode 297532254 series 2941029
On my way to work today I was listening to a radio show and they were talking about “curse” or “swear” words. I guess there was a podcast Lebron James was on where he was talking with the hosts about what the rules are in his home for his kids and swearing. It got me thinking. A rule against the use of “bad” words was something I grew up with. I used them, but not when I was around my mom. I don’t remember getting my mouth washed out with soap, but you get the idea. But we all know people (and may you’re one) who use “f-bombs” as nouns, verbs, and adjectives. I’m not trying to be a prude, but I do want to ask what kind of language and words are those that ultimately glorify God? How do you think God wants you to use your language to glorify him?
The Scripture section is Ephesians 4:25-30. God the Holy Spirit is with you and will apply this to your life. “So stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body. And ‘don’t sin by letting anger control you.’ Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil. If you are a thief, quit stealing. Instead, use your hands for good hard work, and then give generously to others in need. Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, he has identified you as his own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption.”
May you experience the warm love of Jesus as you rest. God bless you.