I recently heard of a wife who had a filthy-mouthed husband and became tired of it; she gave him a dose of his own medicine. The story goes like this…
One morning the husband came into the kitchen asking for breakfast and she turned on him and in such colorful language that it would have made a sailor blush she emphatically told him to get his own “blankly blank” breakfast.
In shock the husband opened his mouth to respond and she burst out with more profanity.
Every time he tried to say something she would commence to more cussing.
Finally the husband blurted out, “If you will stop that I promise to never cuss again.”
She did and he did.
If you must cuss that is about the only time I can think of to do so.
Cussing is a sin.
Only cowards cuss, men and women of character do not have to add profanity to what they say, their character adds enough weight to what they say without some artificial stimulate. And if you have to curse to be accepted in your group, you’re in the wrong group, better to sit alone than hang out with a bunch of cowards.
It is low-class and ignorant people who curse. I don’t care how much power they have or how much money is in their pocket, if they have to cuss to articulate what they’re trying to say they need to go back to school—Sunday School.
And remember, if you hear someone using filthy language they have a dirty mind, keep your sons and daughters away from them; perverts and mental peeping toms are not the kind of people you want your children hanging around with.
And don’t forget blasphemy. Every time someone tells God to damn something or someone, they’re damning themselves. Every time someone belittles the name of Jesus they are one step closer to hell. God will not be mocked—rest assured.
Bottom line, a culture that celebrates and embraces foul and filthy language is a Godless and debased culture for words not only communicate what we’re trying to say, they communicate the kind of person we are.
- The ONE THING for today: Before speaking, ask yourself, “Is there a better and godlier way to say this?” If you err, err on the side of righteousness.
8 But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth.
Colossians 3:8 (NKJV)