Matthew 5:34 “But I say to you, do not swear at all….”
How bad is swearing? Isn’t it acceptable in today’s culture, at work, or our personal environment? No! Jesus demands holiness. We are to be pure in thought, word, and speech.
God’s ways are not the world’s ways. If we swear, we are serving notice that God is not within our speech and that we are in the flesh.
Jesus, help me to set the right example by taking over my speech. I praise You for being the example of all purity.
How do you feel when you offend the Lord? Do you realize He is offended by your harmful words? Who do you hurt in your life with harsh words?