Bad or Perverse Language
This week I want to give you a tip that deals with children who use bad language. Foul language is so commonly used today; it is easily picked-up by our kids. I hope that this tip will be useful in deterring your children from using it.
With your child watching, fill two measuring cups--one with water from the faucet,
and the other with water from the toilet bowl. Empty the water from both glasses
into the sink; then, without washing them out, refill the glasses with Kool-Aid
or some other tasty drink. Ask your child which cup would they most like to
drink from. (If they're not being a smart aleck, they'll choose the one that
was filled with water from the faucet.)
Now explain the lesson: Our language must be clean if we want others to listen
to our testimonies about God. If our mouths have previously been full of "potty
talk," our words of witness, no matter how sweet, will probably be rejected.
If we want to be effective witnesses for God, we must keep our talk clean, or
we'll be polluting the pure truth of the gospel.
"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful
for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who
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