According to a report by Business Insider, Americans curse about five times every waking hour. That is an average of 80 to 90 curse words every day.
Below are a few contrasting verses for consideration:
- Isaiah said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!” (Isa 6:5)
It is interesting to note that God would call a man of unclean lips to be arguably the most eloquent prophet in the entire Bible.
- But Moses said to the LORD, “Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips. How will Pharaoh listen to me?” (Exo 6:30)
- For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. (Jas 3:2)
Interesting to note that James identifies the pathway to perfection by having control of the tongue.
- I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, (Mat 12:36)