Silly Talk Meets Coarse Jesting

“…There must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting...” Ephesians 5:4

 

 

Harold: “Hahahahaha… yeah he’s a mess.”

Cindy: “I wonder if he’s going to wear that obnoxious shirt again.”

Beth: “Oh man, I sure hope not. He looks like a piece of discarded fruit that melted into a bucket of 1960’s wallpaper when he puts that on!”

[Everyone laughs]

Jack: “Well he’s not gotten any thinner, poor guy …”

Cindy: “Yeah, if he keeps that up he’ll be looking more like a gay penguin in an artic parade!”

[More cackling ensues]

Jack: “No picking up soap at Bud’s house!”

[More laughter]

Harold: “Oh boy, my cheeks hurt from laughing so hard!”

Jack: “You sure?”

[Enter more laughing]

Paul wrote to the saints in Ephesus telling them to “Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.” (Eph. 4:29) The preceding imaginary snippet is unfortunately too close to what we hear in the church. Let us make a commitment to leap from our doctrine with a better tongue.

“…there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting…” Ephesians 5:4

How has your speech been this week?

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About ostrakinos

Pastoral sojourner in the world. Raising up four daughters. Citizen of earth. Resident of heaven. Taking ten looks at Christ.

Posted on July 24, 2006, in Experiential / Application. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. This is a necessary post that few have outlined

  2. Your timing is two for two. I had an invitation to post a parody of sorts today, and I declined. There’s funny, then there’s crossing the line. Of late, I think I’ve crossed that line far too often.

    Thanks for this, I do appreciate it.

    SDG,
    Carla

  3. Getting a little personal, don’t you think?

    Thanks for remaining faithful.

    🙂

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