Because it is so simple for us to lose our anger and say things that we would not ordinarily say, the question becomes: how can we stop cursing, and more specifically how can we stop speaking the name of God in vain?
When we are frustrated and want to swear, we may use different words instead of the ones we normally use. Code words are acceptable to employ; nevertheless, we must exercise caution while doing so since many euphemisms are quite close in meaning to the act of taking the name of God in vain. But many Christians use “Oh my God” in a vain way or as a statement of surprise or in a moment of peril, and doing so is stealing God’s holy name and using it in a worthless, thoughtless, and vain manner. Some examples are “Jesus,” and “Oh my goodness” for “Oh my God.” When they are in a difficult situation or are pleasantly delighted by something, certain people often exclaim “Oh Lord!” In any case, you can be sure that even if we say “Jesus,” God will hear us using the holy name of Jesus in a meaningless or vain manner. You may be sure that this does not make Him happy in the least.
A Language That Has Been Studied
Some people seem to have an easier time getting the hang of it compared to others. Maybe they were brought up in a household where curse words and taking the name of the Lord in vain were commonplace, and maybe that is where their linguistic habits were formed. It is much more difficult to break the habit of using filthy language when you have been exposed to it from the time you were a child, but there is still a chance.
It is difficult to unlearn swearing since it is a language that is picked up through being around people who swear. However, we may start to substitute other terms for swear words because it is a language that is taught. It is a great deal more challenging for people who have been immersed in it from the moment they were born, but it is not impossible. Some people find that replacing curse words with less offensive alternatives is a useful strategy that helps them avoid using foul language.
Free Yourself From Her!
We are not to sound like the rest of the world or behave in the same manner as it does now. Even on television and the internet, using foul and filthy language is frequently recognised as usual. Despite this, God orders us to “let there be gratitude” instead of “filthiness,” silly discourse, or coarse humour, all of which are out of place.
Ephesians 5:4 — Neither should there be vulgar speech, foolish talk, or coarse jesting – all of which are out of character – but rather thanksgiving.
In the Bible, we are instructed to “put them all away: anger, rage, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your lips.” It is very clear that profanity has no place in the life of a Christian.
Colossians 3:8 — But now, put off all such things as anger, rage, malice, slander, abusive language from your mouth.
This means that we should not speak in a manner that is similar to the world from which we are meant to have departed. We are not supposed to be a part of this worldly pattern of living.
Jesus cautioned everyone,
Matthew 12:37 — For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
This was intended to illustrate the importance of choosing one’s words carefully. Jesus’ warning to us all,
Matthew 12:36 — I tell you that on the day of judgment, people will give an account for every worthless word they speak.
This demonstrates that words were extremely important to Him. These terms include our vulgarity, curse words, cursing, and most definitely the use of the name of God in a disrespectful manner. A believer’s testimony can be ruined by using profane language, which also goes against the command in Ephesians 4:29, which states,
Ephesians 4:29 — You must let no unwholesome word come out of your mouth, but only what is beneficial for the building up of the one in need, that it would give grace to those who hear.
As a result, we should watch what we say and refrain from using profanity. A person who believes in God has no place speaking as the world does.
Taking an Oath and Cursing
It is not prudent for us to make solemn vows, whether to other people or to God. In fact, the Bible instructs us,
James 5:12 — And above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath. But let your “Yes” be yes and your “No” be no, so that you may not fall into judgment.
When we make a promise to make something happen, but we lack the power to really make it happen, we are lying. God does. Since we are unable to alter anything that is not in accordance with God’s will, it is unwise to make promises like “I swear I will be there” or “I swear I will do that.” If something unexpected happens, we may not be able to keep our word and show up at the location we had previously promised we would be at. It is preferable to make a promise that you will do your hardest to be there or do that, rather than to swear to God about anything since we can’t swear to God about anything. That is considered a sin by God.
Take a Minute and Reflect
If we begin to examine and educate our thoughts to think before we speak, then maybe we will be better able to control what comes out of our mouths. If we take a moment to collect our thoughts before speaking, we may be able to avoid saying anything hasty or using an offensive or profane term. Think about what Jesus would say or do in a particular circumstance, and then behave as if you were Jesus in that circumstance. To be able to speak in the Spirit, we need the guidance and direction of the Holy Spirit. By acting on impulse or without first giving it some thought, we may provoke the Spirit, we can put out the Spirit’s flames, and we can even stifle the Spirit’s activity. Pray to God to give you the ability to control your tongue, and ask Him to prevent you from speaking anything unholy.