Thought for the Day – 27 October 2016


Thought for the Day

I have noticed that “Profanity” is in full use throughout the country – television, newspapers and the public. However, we as Christians are expected to guard our speech.  Any expression that uses God’s name or the Savior’s in vain is wrong.

Exodus 20:7; 7Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.”

This is the reason for Christ’s statement in Matthew:

Matthew 5:33-37; 33Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:  34But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne:  35Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.  36Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.  37But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.”

This would include the profane use of “damn,” “hell,” and the slang words of “gosh,” “gee,”  which are corrupted forms of God and Jesus.  There are other words that are vulgar and offensive to decent people – words that should also be deleted from our everyday conversations.  Think on this!

Ephesians 4:29; 29Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.”

And then; there is always Philippians 4:8:

Philippians 4:8;8Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

You might also use the above suggestions in your conversation.

Romans 8:28; 28And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”



About Ephraim J. Stockwell

Ephraim J. Stockwell, Born 30 May 1926 in Howell, Michigan, USA; Grew up on a farm in Uniontown, Pennsylvania; Served in Army during WW2 in European Theater of Operations; College in West Virginia, majoring in Physics and Electronic Engineering; Employed by NASA Headquarters, Wash. D.C. as Head of Network Operations (Retired), Husband of Joan Morgan Stockwell, father of 3 sons; Jack, Mark and Rick; Family includes 17 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.
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