Sitting in my swivel chair this morning with a cup of coffee with Amaretto creamer I opened my Bible to Proverbs. Specifically Proverbs 2: 12, Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse.”
Ok, God. Then he told me to look over at Proverbs 4:24 Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.”
God spoke again, “ Blog for today; tell people to stop cussing.”
Did you get that? Stop cussing. Stop swearing. There, I told you.
Like God, I am troubled at the filthy, nasty words that flow out of people’s mouths.
The vulgarities used today are mindless and in need of a new vocabulary.
For me, I cannot listen to it. The words are disturbing. Cussing is a non-use, an expletive of expletives.
Years ago, being subjected to so many vile, profanities 24/7, broke me of ever spewing such contamination.
Besides the fact God views swearing as corrupt, the sound is demeaning, belittling and intrusive.
Exodus 20:7“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.”
If God views cussing as perverse, I think he wants us to recuse ourselves.
What is the point? Why throw such meaningless obscenities around?
Do you feel tough or smarter than those of us who don’t?
Are you creating a stance of “don’t mess with me” attitude?
Are you following the crowd slowly into the lake of fire with your words?
Your English grammar teacher taught you? Sorry. I asked that, not God. Thought you might want to blame it on some teacher you had years ago who can’t defend themselves.
Swearing/Cussing promotes evil from within. Like the verse,
Matthew 12: 34-35 “You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him.”
If swearing/cussing flies from your storage, what else is in there? Ugh..I don’t really want to know.
I have found in conversations with a brood of vipers that eject their unconscionable view of what is in their hearts, as soon as they find out I am a Christian it stops.
Ummmm….wonder what that means?
Maybe they respect my views?
They are embarrassed all of a sudden for their lack of vocabulary?
They spoke out of turn or had an unusual lapse in judgment?
They didn’t realize I was a Christian before the excessive use of 4 letter words escaped them?
So….if any of the above are the case, why do it at all?
OH. I get it. Swearing/Cussing is ok when accompanied by others who apply these non-words themselves but are uncomfortable around those who pursue words of wisdom, knowledge and understanding…..and leave out such filthy language?
Does this mean it is a choice to cuss or not to cuss?
SURE! But you are condemning yourself when you do.
You are choosing to go against God’s word if you do.
You deepen the hole in your heart of delusion if you do.
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