SOME JOKES DO NOT GLORIFY GOD

DEVOTIONAL TYPE : LURIM FRESH BREATH DEVOTIONAL.

PREACHER: SHEPHERD KSM.

DATE: SUNDAY, 14 JANUARY 2018.

TOPIC: Some Jokes Do not Glorify God

BIBLE READING: Ephesians 5:4 neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which is not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. Some jokes are not appropriate, godly, convenient and okay for children of God .There are some jokes that do not glorify God.
When you are joking with the name of God, the blood of Jesus, the Holy Spirit and other spiritual things then you are treading on dangerous grounds, those jokes are not convenient. Remember Matthew 12:36"But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the Day of Judgment. You have to know the jokes that are not convenient and avoid them. If you laugh when people crack jokes that do not glorify God then you are as guilty as the person cracking the joke. Ephesians 5:4 obscene stories, foolish talk, and coarse jokes—these are not for you. Instead, let there be thankfulness to God.

 Ephesians 4:29-30 don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, he has identified you as his own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption.The tongue is a powerful thing. Words can destroy a man or bring him fruit of life. There are ways to joke that edify. A cheerful heart is good medicine but a crushed spirit dries up the bones proverb 17:22. Our words should always honour God and communicate value. There is death and life in the power of the tongue. Use your tongue to the glory of God.Proverbs 21:23 whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble Proverbs 13:3 those who control their tongue will have a long life; opening your mouth can ruin everything. Psalm 141:3 Take control of what I say, O LORD, and guard my lips.
Prayer points!
1. My tongue shall glorify God in Jesus name
2. My tongue shall always communicate life in Jesus name.

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