Best 16 Bible Verses About Cussing
Whether you call it cussing, swearing or cursing, the Bible delivers an abundantly clear message about the use of foul language. Here are the best 16 Bible verses about cussing.
5 Stories From The Bible About Cussing
Here are 5 stories from the Bible about cussing or swearing.
Grace to the Hearer
The Apostle Paul wrote, “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear” (Ephesians 4:29). By saying, “Let,” Paul means we must make a conscience effort to be sure what comes out of our mouth. Our words can build up or they can tear down, but they must “give grace to those who hear,” so swearing or cussing are not fitting for any occasion.
Before we were saved, we probably publically displayed anger, wrath, malice, slander, and maybe even a few obscenities, “But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth” (Colossians 3:8). “But now” means after conversion. Our mouths can be a bad witness to the loss or give grace to they can give grace to the hearers.
Cursing and Blessing
How we can say we’ll pray for someone or ask God to bless someone and then gossip about them is beyond me, but I guess it’s in our nature. James said it is “From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so” (James 3:10). How can we share Christ and then lose our temper and start cussing? Truly, our words betray our hearts; before the saved and the lost.
Out of the Mouth
We had an old well we brought up water from, but it was not fit for human consumption. We knew the well was no good because of what brought out of the well. Jesus tells us all that “It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person” (Matthew 15:11). What comes out of the mouth generally reveals what’s in the heart…either good or bad. Our language says a lot about us.
Think words don’t matter? Listen to Jesus’ serious warning about our words as He says, “I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak” (Matthew 12:36). You might have thought of your words as careless or meaningless when you (and I) said them, but God is keeping a record of every careless or idle-time word we are speaking, and we all will give an account to Him for what we’ve said. That’s a very sobering thought, isn’t it?
The believer might lose their temper and say a cuss word once in a while, but that’s not the typical language the Christian uses. It’s not fitting for Christians to use swear words or cuss. It is a bad witness to the lost and to those around you in the church. If we can control our tongues and think before speaking, we might be able to say only those words which are fitting for the occasion and give grace to the hearers.
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