3:34 PM GMT
a message from Anonymous
This is an area that I struggled with before I gave my life to the Lord, and one that it can be too easy to veer towards when life throws those more frustrating moments at you.
I know Christians who use certain words, perhaps those we might consider less vulgar, shocking or ‘damaging’ as it were (i’m thinking the lesser B’s and A’s mainly); they do not consider it to be a big deal, but let’s look at scripture, which is always the best angle to take in these discussions.
“But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.”
- Colossians 3:8 (NIV)
Some of the more loose-lipped among us might argue that the few words we utter might not be all that filthy, but we all have a sound understanding of the words that come under the category of a swear - If in doubt, I myself like to think of a ‘curse word’ as something I wouldn’t want my parents, grandparents, or teacher to hear me saying as a child. Sure, you might be grown up now, but the ‘f’ word means exactly the same from the lips of a 5-year old as a 25-year old.
Suddenly, those little phrases that you thought were innocent and held no meaning might be something you seek to erase from your regular vocab list.
While we’re on the subject, can I just say that it makes me a little uncomfortable seeing followers of Christ using ‘OMG’? It might sound daft of me, but we know well enough what it actually stands for, so abbreviating it makes no difference to the implied sentence behind it.
If I ask you to take me to McD’s, you don’t need to open up Wikipedia to decipher its meaning, do you?
Like I said, this is just my opinion, and you have to follow your own conviction, but whatever your view, let’s get wise, friends - our mouths are one of the biggest ways we show Gods light in our lives besides the way we live. Lead by good example.