Language Barrier


I am amazed at how seemingly intelligent people, with great jobs and education, sometimes have such limited vocabularies. 

Is there a language barrier? A barrier that keeps kind words, edifying words, from being spoken into each other’s lives?

Why is it called adult language? Shouldn’t it be referred to as swearing, filth, vulgarity, or obscenity? 

Hey! I’m an adult, and although my vocabulary isn’t as large as some, I can find enough ways to express myself without having to interject F bombs or the like. 

No, I’m not perfect. And God loves the potty-mouthed person  as much as anyone else. But don’t you think it’s pretty ridiculous when people can’t string five words together without the need to say something vulgar?

I do.

So does the Apostle Paul, as well as the Lord.

“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.” (Ephesians 4:29-30 ESV)

Foul, abusive, and obscene language does not reflect the language of the Kingdom of God.

It doesn’t carry God’s grace to its hearers. And if the words you and I speak can’t be used to build up others, they will be used to bring people down. 

Yes, there is a language barrier. The barrier is found in the human heart. “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.”

“You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil.” (Matthew 12:34-35 ESV)

How does one change their language? Change the heart. Faith in Christ is the place to start. Then, by submitting one’s tongue to the Lord.

The language barrier will be broken, people will begin to be edified by the words you speak, and you will sound much more intelligent. 

Really now. Who ever heard of an inanimate object having sexual intercourse? Like someone’s job, motorcycle, or the traffic signal? 

Did you know Jesus Christ has a middle name? According to some, He does.

And why would people order, command, God to damn something or someone? Do they really understand what they’re wanting God to do?

It seems to me that people who say they don’t believe in God pray to Him more than anyone. 

Breaking the language barrier begins with a repentant heart and a submissive tongue. 

If you’re serious about going to heaven, and staying there for eternity, why not start practicing heaven’s language? Building up others while removing the filth. 

Like I said: People just may think you’re smarter than you really are. 

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