What’s your take on profanity?
If you use it, what does it say about you?
Cursing is an easy trap in which to fall. It’s everywhere. From television, co-workers, family, at the mall, or in the gym, there may not be a day go by where you do not hear some form of it. There are a number of words associated with profanity. They are:
You should work to steer clear of this language. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, Ephesians 4.26. Paul condemned filthiness and foolish talking, Ephesians 5.3. Jesus said, for by your words you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned, Matthew 12.37.
Why is this issue of vital importance?
Profane words are always evidence of spiritual heart trouble. Don’t listen to Satan’s lie that says profanity will make you look more forceful and really emphasize your point. Profanity is a cancer of the soul. The mouth speaks from that which fills the heart, Luke 6.45. If your words are vile, profane, false, envious, and malignant, it is evidence your spiritual heart is in serious trouble.
Profanity does no good. No one is richer, wiser, or happier for it. In fact, many have been ruined because of their speech. The use of curse words will not help you develop morals or manners. Profanity is insulting with those with whom we associate; degrading to the mind; unprofitable; needless; and injurious in society.
How well are you fighting this battle? You can enjoy success—with the help of Jesus. Here are some suggestions that will help you win this fight:
- Resolve to overcome and focus upon good and wholesome things, Philippians 4.8. Eliminate bad influences that will lead you to this language.
- Associate with good Christian people who will help you, 1 Corinthians 15.33. This really works. You’ll be amazed at how a Christian environment will help you.
- Trust in God. He will help you overcome the toughest of battles. Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, Ephesians 3.20.
You can win this battle.
Have you turned this over to God?