I remember when I started using the “F” word for the first time. It was in my senior secondary school one (SS 1) and this new guy had just been brought to our school so I was the class captain hence the most eligible to take him for a tour round the school. It didn’t take too long before he initiated me into the gang of curse word users. The “F” word became my companion. None of my statements were complete without it. I used it morning, afternoon and night.
P.S: I wasn’t saved then.
But when I got saved, I don’t remember making any deliberate effort like slapping my mouth to stop saying the “F” word. For me it wiped out on its own accord from any of my speeches which I strongly believe was as a result of knowledge. Not just any kind of knowledge but knowledge of God’s word and who I am in him. That’s one thing about knowledge; if you don’t know and understand all that you have and you have received it won’t matter that you have it no matter how abundantly you have it. So that’s what we are going to do concerning this issue; you’re about to be equipped with knowledge! Ready? Let’s go!
For those that don’t know, the “F” word is simply the word “Fuck”. It is popularly used in sentences made daily and it’s an offensive, abusive and vulgar language used to express disdain in a very intentional way. Example: You’re all f***ed, I don’t give a F**k, F**k you, etc
I’ll give you four questions you should ask yourself before you use the “F” word.
. What will Jesus do? Well I know I know. You think that statement is too cliché but actually, stop and think about it. What will Jesus our Lord and personal Savior really do? After all, he was a man like us. He dwelt in this world and he met many groups of people. The annoying, the doubtful, the unwise, etc. There were moments where he expressed dissatisfaction with their actions and words, and rightfully so. Yet he never for once uttered the “F” word or any vulgar words at all. Check the bible if you’re in doubt. As believers, we are made in the exact image of Christ. In other words, Jesus is not the only one of his kind and so we can and should live like he did. So if Jesus didn’t use curse words, well you can do without it too.
. What does the bible say about it? Many people are cajoled into thinking the bible doesn’t say anything about several topics but the truth is if you take a closer look you’ll see so clearly that it does! Let me show you some examples of scriptures that tells us as believers not to use the “F” word or any other swear word.
“Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk come out of your mouth, but only such [speech] as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may be a blessing and give grace (God’s favour) to those who hear it.” (Ephesians 4:29 AMP)
. Does the “F” word speak well about Love?
One of the most important and crucial aspect of the Christian faith is love. God, our father who is himself love, demonstrated an everlasting love towards us when Christ died for our sins and eternal redemption. However, it doesn’t just end there! Let’s see what the bible has to say about this.
This is how we have come to know love: the Messiah gave his life for us. We, too, ought to give our lives for our brothers.” (1John 3:16)
“But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; that you may be the children of your father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:44)
“Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgement: because as he is, so are we in this world.” (1John 4:19)
. How would you feel if someone said the “F” word to you? I for one feel very irritated when someone uses the F word towards me or around me. I definitely won’t like that gesture of rudeness hence I do to others what I would like to be done to me and i don’t do to them what I would hate to be done to me! You should try that too.
If you truly pondered on all of the questions, you’ll see that the use of the “F” word or any other abusive language is simply not necessary. Yes I know. I know people can be very very annoying especially in Lagos, Nigeria and all parts of the world. However, to use abusive words is to walk in the flesh and whenever you walk in the flesh you are fulfilling its desires rather than that of the spirit. (Galatians 5:16)
You can choose to walk in the fruits of your born again spirit everyday, everywhere and to everyone around you and you should! It’s a smart choice!
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