Foolish Talking

Ephesians 5:4  “Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.”

Some have looked at a verse like this one and thought, “Well, I guess Christians just don’t get to have any fun.  They go around all day with long faces, looking like doom, never talking about anything but the Bible.  No, thanks.”

Such would be Satan’s interpretation of the scripture.  Believe me, there’s a lot of laughter in my life without my having to resort to obscenity, profanity, and vulgarity.

Nehemiah 8:10 says that the joy of the Lord  is our strength. Job 8:21 and Psalm 126:2 both speak of God filling our mouths with laughter.

The point here is that there is a lot to laugh about without having to resort to the ribald. One of the myriad of things  for which I thank God is the joy, the fun, the laughter in my life.  My closest friends share that laughter with me without ever devolving to vulgarity.

Proverbs 17:22  “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”

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