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Corrupt Communication

Updated on August 1, 2010

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. Ephesians 4:29

Being raised in a trucker's home, as a small child what I heard from my Grandpa's mouth were a lot of curses. Most times it was expressed in almost every sentence out of his mouth. An example would be "pass the #!@*# butter ". I loved him so much. This has entered my mind as a child and was and is still hard to not think of when I stub my toe or get cut off in traffic. How many of us say "Praise the Lord" when we stub our toe? It would be good I'm sure, but it is rare.

We must not judge people's spirituality on if they curse or not. God works with people in different ways. The Holy Spirit convicts people's hearts at different times, since we are all so different. God uses people in different ways and speaks through people in various manners.

An elderly couple I know were visiting a church far from their home. The preacher was a lay preacher and a new christian. As he was getting fired up in his message he began to curse. They were very shocked as I'm sure most of the congregation was. They knew he was just a new believer and said his message was still real good. I laughed when I heard about this. It's kind of a cute story. And who knows perhaps there was someone in that service who really related to the message because of the cursing.

It's probably strange for me to think this way. But you do hear testimonies of this nature. Nothing is impossible with God.


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    • Sky321 profile image

      Sky321 7 years ago from Canada

      MartieCoetser- thank you for commenting. You are right I would say it is one of the easiest habits to quit.

      Dave Matthews- Yes, when someone uses the Lord's name in vain seems worse. I noticed right after I accepted Christ and follow him, all of sudden I realized all these people who I spoke to everyday were using the Lord's name in vain. Never noticed before. Thanks for reading Brother Dave. You are always a blessing!

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      Dave Mathews 7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Sky321: Being a man, I am accustomed to listening to all the cuss language men often use, but as soon as I hear someone take God's or Jesus name in vain, I jump all over the person with the bad mouth and straighten them out.

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      Martie Coetser 7 years ago from South Africa

      Sky321 – This is such a charming hub – exposing your godly ability to look deeper than the service. Swearing is one of the easiest habits to acquire and to quit.

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      Sky321 7 years ago from Canada

      Lol, thanks for reading and keep working on the plank.

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      fred allen 7 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

      Sky- If I could ever get this @*%$# plank out of my eye, maybe then I could stand in judgement. Too busy workin on the plank!

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      Sky321 7 years ago from Canada

      Hi ama83, thanks for reading. I know what you mean about flinching. I prefer not to hear it or to feel like ever using any of it. Being raised in a non-christian home I heard it a lot.

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      ama83 7 years ago from San Jose, CA

      Though I do not like curse words (and will admit to an inward flinch with each one I hear) I also recognize that it is a common habit with many people. I don't criticize people for their habitual language, but when I think of the WWJD phrase, I highly doubt we would catch Jesus ever swearing. I also think that maybe having a clean mouth is part of what makes that light of us Christians shine to others. Those are my reasons for avoiding to swear, anyway.