So my husband ran across a blog that a young lady had written stating she really saw nothing in the Bible that said she wouldn’t go to heaven for cussing our any kind of profanity.
I remember those days when I thought that too. I mean what is wrong with it? It’s not like God will keep me from heaven for those things.
Profane is defined as: ‘treat (something sacred) with irreverence or disrespect.’
It’s disrespectful. To God.
Now, if you have no respect for God this is the end of the line for you. But if you choose to love and respect our powerful God then continue reading. This is a choice for you. And it is a life or death choice – in my eyes. So decide carefully.
God deserves our ultimate respect. He has provided something for us no one can. A forever life in eternal joy and peace. Not here on earth living a worldly life. But in relationship with him that provides eternal love and a future in heaven with Him. He has showed us unconditional love. He takes care of us. He asks only for us to love and respect Him in return. And His love and respect for us is always so much more than we ever give Him. But He never backs off.
When we use profanity and are profane in any way we are completely and totally disrespecting God.
It’s that act of being profane that is the problem. When you are in relationship with Him you should want to tell others about Him and show what it’s like to be so loved and taken care of by Him. But when you act profane – you are just disrespecting Him. You will not be a witness to what it’s like to truly be a child of God in the midst of it.
You see, I spent years thinking it was ok. As my relationship grew with God and I really saw how He was taking care of me, I then understood the importance of not constantly cussing. I knew out of respect for a God that had done so much for me, I had to stop.
You will not lead people to Jesus in the midst of acting profane. I mean who really sees Jesus in that??!!!
It was not an easy decision. People look at you weird when you don’t follow them. Sometimes it makes them feel uncomfortable. But I promise, the more I chose to cut off those who were not good for me and being the difference for God, I felt the most amazing thing. An undeniable peace and joy and warmth in my heart. And so much courage to stand for Him because I knew what I was doing was right.
James3:8-10″ but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. 9 With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. 10 From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers,[c] these things ought not to be so”
It can not be done without God. The tongue is the most powerful muscle. Use it wisely. Allow God to use it wisely.