Not long ago my friend was standing in line at the movie theater to see one of the newest movies. She was texting me to pass the time. She said "there's these hot guys behind me and I wish you were here!" I was like "why?? So I could make you talk to them?" Her reply was "no! They're attractive but they're words are awful!" Girls you probably know the feeling! You see this extremely attractive guy... then he open his mouths and POOF not attractive at all!
Guys! Think of it this way... You see this gorgeous girl and want to meet her. You get one of your friends to introduce you... but right as you walk up to her... bam! Explosive! Not so attractive now that she's swearing hm?
When I hear swearing or see it in Tweets or Facebook posts or anything else, all I can think of is wow! Uneducated much?! They cant even think of an adjective! Go back to Language Arts people! Anyways... I won't rant about that now... :P
God says in Ephesians 4:29, "Do not let unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful in building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen." How is swearing helping build anyone up? For that matter, how is it showing in anyway that you're a Christian and are living for God?
James 1:26-27, "Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." God has called His followers to be set aside and life in the world, but not of it. That includes how we talk. Check out what James says about the tongue.
James 3:3-12, "When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one's life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.
All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles, and sea creatures are being tames and have been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God's likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water."
Our tongues are actually set on fire from hell! WOAH! Just a little bit of an eyeopener there! God wants us to keep our talk pure. Remember the verse I posted last week about dwelling on pure things?? Well swearing doesn't help us with that. It is also super disrespectful and God calls us to respect and love the people around us. We are to build eachother up in love, not tear them down with words.
Proverbs 17:27-28 says "The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered. Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues."
Proverbs 18:2 "Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions."
Proverbs 18:4 "The words of the mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a rushing stream."
Proverbs 18:6-8 "The lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating. The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives. The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts."
So to conclude this lesson... God wants us to use adjectives... not profanity. ;)