Approved by God AND Man

Romans 14:14-18 “…I am fully convinced that no food is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for him it is unclean. If your brother is distressed because of what you eat, you are no longer acting in love. Do not by your eating destroy your brother for whom Christ died. Do not allow what you consider good to be spoken of as evil. For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by men.”

I think this is a great principle to consider when living out your life as a Christian in today’s society. Some people think it’s okay to cuss as a believer, “there’s nowhere in the bible that says it’s wrong!”, well yes. Cussing is not the 11th commandment, but I still think it’s not right for us to be walking around cussing like a sailor. Our society tells us that certain words are bad, such as I can’t say “Gosh” around my little nephews because their parents have deemed that a bad word. So, out of respect, I don’t say that around them. We should have the same mentality in our daily speech with cuss words, out of respect for the way that society looks at Christians, we should not allow “what we consider good to be spoken of as evil.”

 

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