God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Rules - 2:3

3.  Take special care to refrain from the vulgar, lightminded, grievous & shameful misuse of the holy name of God.  It is certain proof of a frivolous, impious, & ungodly character to habitually profane the name of God with swearing.  Yes, it is also evident that he who constantly swears seldom speaks the truth.  For if he has no scruples against the misuse of God's name, why should one suppose that he has a conscience against lying?


"But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay,nay; for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil (Matthew 5:37).  In order to better avoid profanity, avoid the companionship of those who curse, lest you also fall into the habit.  Rebuke you friend therefore, if he willingly accepts it.  If not, there is no gain in rebuking a scorner (Proverbs 9:8).

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1 comments:

TheCrankyCrow said...

These always make me think - and give such wonderful perspective. Like the part about the one who constantly swears seldom speaks the truth - the explanation is so spot on....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin