Morologia is the word that the Apostle uses. It is used only once in the New Testament and it means this: Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk … Ephesians 5 v 4
There is a language of the world and a language of the Christian and it needs to be different.
Remember the story of the Hunchback of Notre Dame. At one point he carries the beautiful maiden high into the towers. They are talking to each other and he begins to weep. She asks him, “What’s wrong?” He replies, “I never knew how ugly I was until I saw how beautiful you are.” The vocabulary of a Christian can expose the empty words of a non-believer.
The words that flow from the Spirit-filled believer is like honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones (Proverbs 16 v24).
When you speak, Jesus speaks. When people listen to you, they listen to Jesus.
Our responsibility is to choose words to use.
- Foolish Words really do count and they can hurt, it is not just sticks and stones.
- Foolish Words that are slurs outweigh the over-sensitivity of people.
- Foolish Words lead to consequences.
- Foolish Words build on sand where nothing of substance is formed.
- Foolish Words come from fools who live to regret their words.