The Words We Use

“But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for the Lord’s people.  Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.  For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person – such a person is an idolater – has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.”

Ephesians 5:3-5

If someone outside of our group of friends were to listen in on our conversations, what would they hear?  How would they view us differently after hearing how we talk to one another?  I know that here on a Christian campus, people would be appalled.  I am appalled at how we talk to one another. 

How many times, when we think it is just our little group of friends, do we make lewd comments, sexual referances or racial remarks?  How many times do we jokingly talk about eachother, not realizing how much it actually hurts?

In the Church, the body of believers, we need to rise above this type of talk.  We need to be pure in both thought and action.  We cannot tell ourselves that other people will understand when they dont know who we really are or what the Church looks like. 

What they here is us joking around.  And that is their perception of the Body of Christ, the Church. 

We, me included, need to clean up how we talk to one another, how we act towards eachother, and how we Love others around us. 

My challenge to the Church, the Body of Christ, all believers, is to listen to Paul’s words. 

God Bless and PEACE

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