Thursday, July 1, 2010

Cursing

My brother never cursed - that's what his college roommate said was one of the things that stuck out about him.
I don't curse, neither does my husband so I would take the leap and say neither do my children, but this is not necessarily the case.
I don't curse because it was never second nature to me, it wasn't as prevalent when I was growing up in movies, TV, people, but the most important reason why I don't is because the Bible says, these things ought not to be so (James 3:10).
I've been angry, and certain words come in to my head, but I just can't utter them.
There was a time in HS, when a person was talking and every other word was the eff word and I was listening intently. Turns out when it was my turn to speak, the eff word came out - I had to check myself and wondered how did that happen?
Basically, if we feed ourselves these words - consciously or unconsciously they will come out. Today, our standards are looser and sometimes going to the movies can be an assault on our ears. The same can be said for music, or daily interactions with co-workers.
I can accept that people curse; however I struggle with people who call themselves Christians and curse with no remorse. As an example, I see so many people on Facebook saying that Jesus is the number one man in their life and the next status update is laced with expletives. Where is the self control, the wanting to be like Jesus? It's a bad testimony - how are you different from everyone else around you?

"With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be.Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? (James 3: 9-11)"

This is a little thing that can have a huge impact, if you're willing to make that change. Stop cursing, you'll sound a whole lot better.


1 comment:

  1. I'm more than a little miffed right now at the fact that so many of our young people curse so frequently. This is one of those little things that if you aim to correct will carry over in to other areas of your life.
    Please don't try to justify the use of the N-word - its derogatory..
    B*&tch - is not a term of endearment
    F%$K - do we really know what this means? this word has become a verb, an adjective an a noun all at once...yet there's so many words that can replace it.
    sh&T - we know what this is - but is the sentiment always appropriate.
    Come on folks - lets think before we speak and exercise some self control.
    I wont think less of you if you speak this way, but I'll definitely think more of you if you don't!

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