Monday, April 14th 2014
Call me Old School, but I just don’t get it. Why is it necessary to use the F-bomb in place of the word “very?” – as in “that is very cruel of you” (that is f****** cruel of you). I know Bono did it on the Grammys (and he’s supposed to be a Christian) and lots of people do it behind closed doors; but have old-fashioned good manners become obsolete? I’m not for replacing four-letter sex verbs with inventions such as “fuddle duddle.” I’m calling for a moratorium on all crude comments – even from Christians. I’m offended by believers who “helluvah” and “damn” their way through conversations to flaunt their self-defined liberties of grace. Perhaps some words that used to refer to defecation and fornication no longer have the sting of the profane, at least in the minds of millennial youth. But have we forgotten that Hell is literally a place of eternal torment that is to be avidly avoided? To “damn” is to consign to everlasting punishment in perdition, so who has the right to ever damn anyone or anything but God? In an era when homosexuals want to be called “gay” and pro-abortionist insist they are “pro-choice,” who is to decide what words have a right to be used in polite conversation? Okay, it’s not an exact science and mores change from age to age. But I don’t want to hear anyone use the N-word, even if they are hip-hop artists with creed. What woman should ever be referred to by the B-word just because some rappers thinks it is no longer is pejoratively used. “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth!” Paul warned in Ephesians 4:29 (KJV). Even some Christians I’ve encountered need to rethink their speech to be sure that they “put away all evil speaking” (Ephesians 4:30), lest those who damn souls to hell will themselves not be allowed to enter into heaven.
An encouraging word: GOD WILL REWARD
May He remember all your sacrifices. We don’t know exactly to whom David was writing Psalm 20:3, perhaps the “director of music” as some texts say. The word “sacrifices” means “oblations,” any appropriate offering given to God. The text is poetic, because we understand that, in fact, the Lord does remember all the things we’ve done for Him. Ephesians 6:8 reminds us that God will reward each of us for the things done in His name. When you’re discouraged, think back on what you’ve done for Jesus, and know that God will remember each and every sacrifice to bless and reward you accordingly.
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