(Proverbs 19:1 KJV) Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
Language says something about our spiritual condition. I don’t mean Spanish vs English. I am talking about the way in which we adopt the vocabulary of the culture around us. We speak with “perverse” (6141) “lips” (speech NASB) (8193).
This is a concept that is more complex than just telling lies. It means crooked, and you will find the word “perverted” in the ways it is translated. Out speech should be above reproach. Think about the words that we use and don’t think about. A common word being used today is “pimp.” It means many things to many people. In our post modern culture it means whatever the speaker wants it to mean. In reality is means someone who runs a string of prostitutes.
I could make a list but I don’t want to be perverse.
So? Make your own list. We should have sparkling lips and pristine vocabularies. We have a long way to go. Let’s get started, one word at a time.