day 2669: OK Is Ok

“If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless.”

We use “OK” all the time.  I read that the use of the word is only about 180 years old.  Syntactician, Elly van Gelderan thinks that “OK” was a shortened version of “Oll Korrect”.  However “OK” came about, it is an everyday part of how we speak today. The language we use for selling, presenting and convincing others matters. We won’t always know that is the correct word to use, but we should work hard to be more than okay.

I was reminded last week on how important it is that we check our language if we want to be considered credible in our witness. There will always be the person who decides to use foul language to justify themselves as “relevant” to the culture, but as we know, it takes more energy, smarts and vocabulary to not use four letter words than it is does to use them.  That’s why James said it is so hard to control ourselves.  So, as we start this week, what can we do to be better than okay in this area of our lives?

James 1:26 (New Living Translation)


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