Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Wednesday March 26, 2014. Matthew 5:33-37
"Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, Do not break your oath, but keep the oaths you have made to the Lord."
I take this to mean to be true to your word and steadfast in your devotion to God.
"But I tell you, do not swear at all: either by heaven, for it is God's throne; or by earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great king. And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black.
Simply let your Yes be Yes and your No be No; anything beyond this comes from the evil one."
God already knows your true intentions; If you prayerfully consider your actions and decisions before going ahead with them, you don't always need to go into long explanations or qualify yourself to other people. If you are being honest, there is no need to embellish the truth. In other words, "Say what you mean and mean what you say"!