God: requires holiness all the time; needs earnestly…
Psalm 19:14 (KJV) “ Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer”.
We use our mouths for many activities, but one of the most effective use is as means of communication. God as many of us are aware desires the praise and worship of His saints and herein the communication aspect comes in as a means of displaying adoration to God.
Many of us use the same mouth that bless the Holy Father with and make it a ballistic weapon to shoot off curse words casually and sometimes not so casually. Scripture warns us that “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof” (Proverbs 18:21 KJV).
I shudder at the Christian who believes that it is ok to be intimate with obscenity, yet at the same time call on God to worship Him; I fear the Christian who preaches that it is all about love, yet in another instant will use the f-bomb and other choice words to highlight their dialect; I feel sorry for the Christian who is unaware of the power they have in the tongue wherein they use words so casually and think it is fine, God knows their hearts.
God knows your heart for sure and it is mixed with bitter and sweet water.
Beloved as the Psalmist beseech God, let us also cry out that our words ALWAYS be pleasing to Him.
Trivia: He pulled out his hair, threw himself on the ground and refrained from eating because of sin; who is this?