While in a local park with some of my family, I observed a dispute, between
two mothers ,over what one of their children had done to another child,
when it was over, one the ladies began leaving the park. As she left, she
began swearing in the most awful manner at her child, the child responded
by swearing back, which caused the child's mother, to tell the child off. We used to call such profane words as ,''bad language'', it was seen as wrong, not everyone thinks that it is. Ephesians 4 v29, in the Message reads'' Watch the way you talk. Let nothing foul or dirty come out of your mouth. Say only what helps ''.Our words should be a blessing, the words of that mother did not bless anyone, It is in James 3 we read of the importance of
controlling the tongue, he is writing to Christians,yes Christians, yes no gossip, lies, taking the Lords name in vain, hurtful or unkind words,should
pass from our lips. It was to that woman's shame that she spoke that way to her child, and it is to our shame when as Christians we follow her example
in any way.
Dear God forgive us for speaking as the world speaks, help us to see that our words matter, to those around us and to you, in Jesus name Amen.