Today it's not uncommon to hear your friends cussing all the time, and it's pretty easy to pick up on some of the bad language around you. You know God cares about what you do, but does He care about what you say?
Think about all the words you encounter every day. Newspapers, magazines, blogs, books, conversations -- it's no secret that words are important. The words you say matter. Your words mean something to someone. Yours words reveal your likes and dislikes, your passions, your attitude, and even your faith.
Matthew 15:11 says that "what comes out of the mouth defiles a person". James 3:10 tells us, "From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. Sisters, this should not be." Your words represent Christ. If what you say doesn't reflect His love, you might need to rethink your vocabulary.
keep our words pure. We are to "put off all such things as anger, rage, malice, slander, abusive language from your mouth" (Colossians 3:8). Ephesians tells us to replace this talk with thanksgiving (and not the kind involving turkey). Instead of cursing and talking trash, God wants us to speak truth and love and to honor Him with our words.
"Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear." (Ephesians 4:29)
"Finally...whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things." (Philippians 4:8)
Where are you exposed to the most bad language? Is it possible to remove yourself from those situations or people?