Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sanctified Speech- Impropriety & Pagan Homage

More from the Rod and Staff pamphlet, Sanctified Speech. More info to hit you hard:)

As we mingle among others, we often are exposed to words that are catchy or improper for a Christian's vocabulary.
Have you ever heard the term "Have a good one"? Such an expression has an immoral connotation. The sanctified will avoid using it.
Another expression is freak out. This term generally refers to drug users who are doped to withdraw from reality and can also mean a gathering of hippies. This term is heard sometimes when referring to neither of these, but is borrowed from a sin-laden people and used as a catchy, high- sounding expression.
The Scriptural call is to be an example of the believers in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, and in purity (1 Timothy 4:12).

Pagan Homage
"Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve" (Matthew 4:10).
Have you ever heard or used the phrase "knock on wood"? Those who study human behavior say the idea came from a pagan superstition that said that the phrase would prevent a confident statement from bringing bad luck." Today someone may say, "The business is doing good- knock on wood." Why not give God first place and praise Him for success? "Thou shalt have no other gods before me" (Exodus 20:3).

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be pleasing in your sight,
O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer."
(Psalm 19:14)