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I am really looking forward to November 9th. I am not sure how much more I can take of the debates and all of the craziness that is happening this year with the presidential election.
This Freedom Fighter is not one that is going to attack either party as far as their political agenda, nor is it intended to endorse a candidate.
My disappointment and dismay is really on the use of the candidate’s words. Political rhetoric is one thing – I get that. But we have a bunch of men and one woman who spend more time using their words to insult, tear down, name call and now even use words that are unfit for the President of the United States of America.
Interesting that you don’t hear sound bites from other world leaders talking about their genitals on national television. We have become the laughing stock of the world in so many ways, but the garbage coming from the mouths of these potential presidential leaders has reached a new low.
I have talked about the use of our words many times in my blogs. I constantly battle this in my own life. Stuff flows off my tongue so easy and then I quickly regret what I have said, often times in jest, wishing that I could suck back those words – only to realize that it is too late.
Hurtful names stick. They can stick for a lifetime. They can change the course of someone’s life. And as believers, we need to remember, and remember often that our words make an impact on the hearers.
Words reveal what is going on in our hearts. In fact, Charles Swindol says that our words are the dictionaries of our hearts.
Sad to say, but in some circles, our use of words has filtered down to the pulpit. I know I am getting old when I cringe when Pastors use words from the pulpit that sound like the verbiage from TV. Maybe I am old-fashioned, but is the word “crap” and “suck” appropriate from the pulpit in order to be relevant?
The Bible has much to say about our words. It makes it very clear that our words need to be different than the worlds. Jesus was forceful in the use of his words – He definitely used descriptive terms to call out the Pharisees and Sadducees. But then I am sure there are some that have Jesus drinking at parties that would try and tell us He probably used bad words too in order to reach the crowd.
My prayer will continue to be, “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14.
Written by Dr. Bill Welte is President/CEO of America’s Keswick: He has been married to his child sweetheart for 40+ years, and has three married kids, one that is engaged, and 10 amazing grand kids. He loves music and is an avid reader.
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Daily Quote: If we can keep ourselves pure within, we will be pure in our speech and in our actions as well. ~Chris Tiegreen
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. ~ Jeremiah 29:11 (NKJV)