Instead of pointing at the more profane,
Police that brazen mouth that’s strapped to you.
If you can’t watch your tongue, your faith is vain,
And those who hear you speak will think so, too.
There’s nothing wrong with humor if it’s clean;
Before you tell a joke, share first with Christ.
If you can make Him laugh it’s not obscene,
But if the Spirit tugs, it should be iced.
Beware of what you say, you’re being watched;
You represent religion to the crowd.
A vulgar tongue leaves testimonies botched;
The message that you send is clear and loud.
Your tawdry speech can so deceive your heart.
It’s better to be silent than be tart.
If any man among you seem to be religious,
and bridleth not his tongue,
but deceiveth his own heart,
this man’s religion is vain.
James 1:26 KJV