you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.’ But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, or by the earth, for
it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from
Today, almost all work is based on a signed contract. I remember growing up where there were no contracts, simply a handshake. The honor of each party was on the line and the
handshake made it a binding agreement. Those days are just about gone. Sin has crept in to the point that a simple yes is not valid anymore. As a Christian, our word should be honorable to ourself, God, and the other party. God is always
watching and we should do all things to the glory of God. We all fall short, but we can all do a better job of letting our yes be yes and our no, no.
I pray: O Lord, we have fallen guilty to
not honoring our word to you. Everytime we sin, we have turned our back on you and your word. We repent and we want to do better. Help us to let our yes be yes, and our no, no. Amen