Ephesians 4:29New International Version (NIV)
29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
I have found in my own life that when I curse, swear, or use any unwholesome talk; I am struggling with a heart condition. It is the ugliness that I have allowed inside me to come out.
It is usually created by frustration, anger, or from my own selfish pride. The sad point about it and when I vent it, I lose my credibility as a Christian.
True, we all do not walk around with our halos straight, but it does create wrong impressions to those around us when we are trying to be men of God. Nowhere do you find Jesus using curse words. He did call religious men like Pharisees and Sadducees vipers and snakes.
Jesus says in Luke 6:45, ‘A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart.’ What you say flows from what is in your heart.
The ugly in our heart, men, spills not only out of us, but also on the people we are around. Do not let tough moments give way to wrong actions. When we fail in those moments, get back up. Thankfully we serve a God who is faithful and just, who is a forgiver of our sins, and purifies us from all unrighteousness at is says in 1 John 1:9, ‘9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.’
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