"Where in the world did THAT come from?"
This is happening all over the place, but I think it's most problematic when you hear a believer (read: professed, follower of Christ) speak or write profanity.
Let me tell you something about me before I go any further. A few months ago, I was sitting on the side of my bed taking off my socks and talking to my husband. He made a comment, and next thing I knew, I had very nearly let fly the mother of all expletives! I was aghast. I wasn't even angry at the time; the topic of our discussion was pretty benign. My expletive wasn't directed at my husband at all. I remembering clapping a hand over my mouth while my husband, on the other side of the room was shaking his head, smirking, and talking 'bout some, "Uh-huh, girl, you betta watch yourself." And he's right!
'Cause where in the world did that come from? I reflected on what I know about the tongue and the use of profanity as revealed in James 3:2-12 and Ephesians 5:1-5. And following this incident, I had to ask, "Father, what's in me?"
Holy Spirit soon convicted me that I needed to discontinue watching some of the TV programs/movies I'd been watching. (I like suspense, gritty dramas, and comedies - but these are GREAT places to find LOADS of profanity!) And almost everybody is cursing on TV today - even in some commercials. I wasn't guarding my gates, and you know the saying, "garbage in/garbage out."
So I know it's tough to watch what we say, but I think it's worth the effort to censor our communications - spoken and written - so that we 1) show ourselves as doers of the word; 2) don't cause a brother or sister to stumble; and 3) don't (by our behavior) bring a reproach upon the name of the Lord. #christlife #workingitout #truth
So, what's your take on believers using profanity (ie, #cusswords #badwords)?