Daily Archives: June 30, 2015

Nightly Reminder on Language: #9 out of 21

What do the words I use say about me?

“How you communicate should reflect who you are as a son or daughter of God. Clean and intelligent language is evidence of a bright and wholesome mind.” – For the Strength of Youth

“If you have developed the habit of using language that is not in keeping with these standards – such as swearing, mocking, gossiping, or speaking in anger to others – you can change. Pray for help. Ask your family and friends to support you in your desire to use good language.” – For the Strength of Youth, emphasis added.

Daily Reminder on Language: #9 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will always speak kindly and politely to others.

“Misusing the names of Deity is a sin.” – For the Strength of Youth

Today and until July 12, I, ____________________, will always use the names of Deity* with reverence and respect.

*Deity: The creator and supreme being (in a monotheistic religion such as Christianity).

“Of course, the most offensive language is that which defames Deity. Vainly using the names of our Father in Heaven and our Savior is a sin of great proportion (seeEx. 20:7). Certainly the Lord is offended when we denigrate his name.

“Instead, we are told to praise God and to pray to him. Prayer is the most beautiful form of communication. The exact opposite of profanity, it, too, reveals your innermost being. As the hymn says, prayer expresses the “soul’s sincere desire” (see Hymns, 1985, number 145).” – Profanity by Robert K. Dellenbach, emphasis added

Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Language section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/language/

Ask yourself: “What do the words I use say about me?”