What A Question!

There is a question that should never need to be asked. The reason why it should never need to be asked is because the answer always should be, “No!” However, too many times it’s, “Yes!” What is the question? The question is, “Do Christians swear? For a genuine Christian, swearing has to stop! He or she may have been given to swearing in their pre-conversion days; it may take awhile to break the habit, but break it they will. How might Christians swear? Unknowingly is one way. At times in excitement and/or fear someone exclaims OMG! Unless, we are truly calling on God, that is swearing! Another way is in anger and/or frustration. God intends for us to have victory over anger. One other way to swear is what is called “minced oaths.” I think a better name would be “substitute swearing.”  Examples: “Gosh” for “God.” “Gee” for “Jesus.” With regard to profanity, “Darn!” for “Damn!” I’m sure you can identify others. We can and must be freed from these things! How? The more we saturate our minds and hearts with Scripture, the more we flush out speaking like this. The more we come to love and honor Jesus, the quicker our hearts and minds will be cleansed and our talk will reverence Him. We can make the prayer of the Psalmist our prayer. He prayed, “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in Thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my Redeemer” (Psalm 19:14). Lydia Baxter’s hymn, “Take the Name of Jesus with You,” should find echo in our hearts. “O the precious name of Jesus! How it thrills our souls with joy, when His loving arms receive us and His songs our tongues employ! Precious name, O how sweet! Hope of earth and joy of Heaven; Precious name, O How sweet! Hope of earth and joy of Heaven.” Selah! “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers” (Ephesians 4:29).   Ron

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