Whew... Life has been crazy lately. Anyway, God has been laying something on my heart and so I finally found some time to share it with my blogging buddies!!
So, here it goes.... As Christians we on average disagree with foul language/ cussing or whatever you want to call it. I my self can not stand it. Although, as I was reading in a book the other day it hit me. We (Christians) often have our own watered down version of cuss words. I'm not going to list the words, but you know what I'm talking about. We have changed "bad" words just a little although we know what they mean and we say it in that same sense. So... whats the difference?? Others (Nonbelievers) also know what we mean. Do you get my point??!! I'm sure you have heard someone say how people are watching you, but it is the truth! When we say we are Christians it is as if we are wearing a name tag that says, "Representative of Christ". What kind of representative are you being? You may not directly say a cuss word, but is your language on the line? Can it be interpreted as wrong? You know... we can not control someone else's opinion of us or Christ b/c of us for that matter, but we can control the information we provide them that helps them make that conclusion!
Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give give grace to those who hear.