Jun 5, 2020

Our Words Matter...Talking with Kids Who Curse

One thing I have noticed about Millennials and Gen Zer's is their use of curse words. 

They will pop out a curse word when talking with someone like it is nothing.  They will also write curse words in various social media platforms. 

One of the most common words is the word "F_ck."  Pre-teens and middle/high school students use it without a second thought.

But we know the Bible tells us to watch what we say and use kind words.  Here are a few examples.

"But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander and obscene talk from your mouth."
Colossians 3:8

"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 grace to those who hear."   Ephesians 4:29

"From the same mouth come blessing and cursing.  My brothers, these things ought not to be so."
James 3:10

"If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless."  James 1:26

"Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. "Psalm 19:14

It is obvious that God is against speaking words of corruption, cursing and deceit.  It is a sin to curse.

Instead, God wants us to speak words that build up people, that are acceptable before Him and are a blessing to those around them.

Simply put - there is no room in the life of a believer to use words that tear people down, words that deceive people and words that curse people. 

Goes does care about which words we are using. 

I want to encourage you to take some time at church to teach kids what words are and aren't pleasing to God.  Then challenge them to use words that build up those around them. 

There is no room for cursing in the life of a child of God.  Our words are a big part of how we show people we love Jesus. 

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