Actor Robert DeNiro and Democrat Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, along with others generally associated with the left end of the political spectrum, profanely punctuate their disdain for our President and those whom he represents.
We question, why?
It’s helpful to know the significance of profanity.
The word profane derives from Latin profānus literally meaning “outside the temple”.
Synonyms of profane are abusive, obscene, vulgar, atheistic, godless and unholy.
Antonyms of profane are kind, moral, respectful, polite, religious, reverent, and sacred.
The root problem is not a political issue but a heart issue. As Jesus states in Luke 6:45, “…out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.”
What Would Jesus Do?
To curse is to speak bad things; to bless is to speak good things.
“But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you.” – A directive from Jesus to his brethren, Luke 6:27-28
In my morning devotional, I came under conviction that I was not responding as Jesus would have me do. Hereafter, my tweets will be very different because my heart will have no room for anything but good things.
When we encounter profanity, let’s realize the persons spewing profanity simply need to have a personal encounter with Jesus Christ. The only Bible they may be reading is you and me.
Soli Deo Gloria