How have we let ourselves be led down the garden path of everyone is doing it so what does it matter?
I am speaking about swearing. Swearing! Who am I kidding? It is the constant use of the F…word that is appalling.
That is what we used to hear only in sleazy restaurants or scribbled on bathroom walls or in school gyms.
Now ‘comedians’ use it dozens of times in an evening’s performance. How is this funny? The shock factor is over. We all know the word and we are tired of it.
There is nothing like showing the world that you are uneducated and rude and ignorant. Do you not know any other adjectives or verbs?
Dress for success if you will but when you open your mouth and filth comes out, you show who you really are…a potty mouth.
As to our part, ignoring it won’t make it go away. Be brave enough to speak up in a positive way.
Watch the way you talk. Let nothing foul or dirty come out of your mouth. Say only what helps, each word a gift.
Don’t grieve God. Don’t break his heart. His Holy Spirit, moving and breathing in you, is the most intimate part of your life, making you fit for himself. Don’t take such a gift for granted. (Ephesians 4:29-30, MSG)
Prayer- Father, some of us use this word without even thinking. Show us where we fail you and help us be more like Christ. Amen.