Guy Talk vs God Talk

Ps 12:3 May the LORD cut off all flattering lips…
I think men may take this literally.
Linda brought it to my attention what “we guys” do when we meet and greet on another.
The other night Linda and I were at a visitation and a man I haven’t seen in quite a while made a comment about my hair or the lack thereof.
I didn’t let it phase me; I told him, “God only made a few perfect heads. The rest He covered with hair!”
As we entered the church someone else made a comment that my head was looking like his. (He was balding too)
Once we got home Linda asked me why guys have to do that to each other.
It’s not limited to just men. I had a great aunt every time she saw me would greet me with, “There’s that fat, fat Tim!” (If only she were alive to see me now!)
But I’ll agree that men do it more, especially among old acquaintances.
I’ve notice women don’t do this, except for Aunt Sadie.
You never hear a woman greet another one with, “My goodness! Where did you get all those wrinkles?” or “Your hair looks so good. Is it real?”
When Linda posed her observation on Facebook, she was met with 10 comments.
One said she is reminded of Eph 4:29; Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.
Job said, “As long as I live, while I have breath from God, 4 my lips will speak no evil, and my tongue will speak no lies.” Job 27:3 NLT
1 Peter 3:10 tells us “He who would love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit.”
I guess I will have to try much harder to hold me tongue!

2 thoughts on “Guy Talk vs God Talk

  1. aye Lad, me too, I am wont to make off-hand cutting comments about someone’s looks when I see them after not seeing them for awhile. My wife also takes me to task for doing this. I think seeing this from Linda, my wife, and from you is actually coming from our Lord and Savior. I WILL watch my P’s and Q’s from now on!

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  2. I understand there are different types of humor. Even though no where in the Bible have I found “Jesus laughed.” I belive He did. I believe it is a divine omission from scripture. Adults , some, have a hard time realizing there is a line that should not be crossed. What about prefering the other person over self? And understanding that anothers pain is not funny. Have you ever paid attention to children how crul they can be for a laugh.
    Who tought them? Rather why weren’t they tought to conceded the other persons feelings? We become so hardened that we can’t see the humor in nature, nor the sorrow. It means nothing to my 11 yr granddaughter to see “road kill.” Dear brother, could just anyone say those things to you? Could or should a spouse? Not to me!!!

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