Bible Topics: Cursing and Foul Language

Definition: In this instance, swearing or cursing is the use of blasphemous, profane or vulgar language. 1.Cursing is ungodly and immoral, coming from an evil heart. * Matthew 12:34b,35 How can ye, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. 35A good man out of the good … Read more

Bible Topics: Curiousity and Eavesdropping

Definitions: Curiosity is the desire to know or to learn. In a negative sense, it is inquiring too minutely into anything; undue or overly inquisitive desire to know. Eavesdropping is listening in, uninvited, to another person’s conversation. 1.A certain amount of curiosity is natural and universal. * Proverbs 27:20 Hell and destruction are never full; … Read more

Bible Topics: Countenance

Definition: Facial appearance or expression as a sign of mood, emotion, or character. 1.Jesus’ countenance is light. * Numbers 6:24-26 The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: 25 The Lord make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: 26 The Lord lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. [See … Read more

Bible Topics: Competitiveness

Definition: Behavior motivated by a desire to prove oneself superior in any given contest, endeavor or field. 1.Competitiveness is considered a virtue in the world, but not with the Lord! * Luke 22:24-26 And there was also a strife among them [Jesus’ disciples], which of them should be accounted the greatest. 25 And He said … Read more

Bible Topics: Cliques

Definition: A small group of people that excludes outsiders; an exclusive set of associates. 1.Cliques are contrary to the loving unity intended to be shared among Christians. * 1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be … Read more

Bible Topics: Bribery

Definition: Something, such as money or a favor, offered or given to a person in a position of trust to dishonestly influence that person’s views or conduct. In the Bible, the Lord despises the corruption of religious leaders and politicians who pervert honest ways for monetary or political gain. 1.The Bible specifically forbids the giving … Read more

Bible Topics: Austerity

Definition: In the context of Lord’s service austerity is a manner of life characterized by simplicity, moderation and restraint in material concerns. 1.Austerity-mindedness means valuing what the Lord provides and not being wasteful. * Proverbs 12:27 The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is … Read more

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