Look up each of the verses below and write down Bible principles that you can learn from them about this virtue. A “principle” is a “truth you can live by.”
1. What Does God Say About Swearing?
1a) Ex 20:7
1b) Le 19:12
1c) Le 24:11-16 Be sure to include principles about the seriousness of swearing.
1d) Mt 5:34-37 This partly deals with oaths, but what is to be done instead of swearing?
1e) Jas 5:12
2. What Does God Tell Us About Cursing?
2a) Ps 10:4,7 What kind of a person curses?
2b) Ps 109:17 What does this verse teach about sowing and reaping?
2c) Eze 36:23
2d) Ro 3:14 What does this verse tell us about unbelievers?
2e) Jas 3:10
3. Other Warnings About Bad Language
3a) Mt 12:34-37 Note one principle from each verse.
3b) Eph 5:3-4
3c) Jas 3:6
4. Solutions To A Bad Language Problem
4a) Eph 4:22
4b) Eph 4:29
4c) Col 3:8-9
4d) Pr 28:13
4e) 1Jo 1:9
My friend, if you know the Lord as your Saviour, He does not want you to swear, curse or use any bad language that would defame His name. Find an OLD dictionary and briefly write the definitions to the following euphemisms (an inoffensive word to replace an offensive word).
If you have had a problem with using bad language in the past, you must pray and ask the Lord to give you victory over it. One thing that will help is if when you slip, you immediately ask all who heard you for forgiveness, then ask the Lord’s forgiveness. This humiliating act will help you to determine to quit the bad habit.