Stars in the Darkness

cussing, cursing, profanity, bad language, Bible, Philippians 2:14-15, Ephesians 5:29
Remember when mild cuss words were deleted from TV and radio? 

It was nice. It didn't make shows or songs one bit less interesting. Quite the contrary. 

But things have changed. Americans are now comfortable with profanity: 72% of men and 58% of women swear in public. In one study, 64% admitted they use the F word.* 

But God hasn't changed. He still expects Christians to "censor" all bad language from our speech. When our culture turns dark, we're supposed to shine like stars (Philippians 2:14-15).

"Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk [ever] come out of your mouth" Ephesians 4:29 (AMP)

That verse alone should convict us to clean up our speech, but here's an additional word from Jesus: "everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken." Matthew 12:36 

Now that's a verse worth "chewing on."
*I didn't find statistics for using God's name in vain which I consider the worse offense. 
Sources: SwearingProfanity

To read a few more facts about cussing (did you know psychologists think it replaces childhood crying?), check out Bite Size Bible Study.


  1. Hummm.... no empty words here.
    This is great advice!
    Makes you stop and think.

  2. a wonderful advice on how to really stop and think real hard, Gail! thanks for sharing this.


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