Matt. 5:37. But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.
A pastor once told us about a member of his congestion who was a pathological liar. They tried everything possible to correct him but he wouldn’t change. Eventually, they stood him up in the church and warned others to be wary of him until he changed.
A man’s word is a reflection of his person. To speak and stick to your words prove your commitment. Everywhere you see commitment, integrity is right there.
One of the characters of God is His readiness to honour His word at anytime. He wants His children to do same. Swearing to keep your words is a sign that integrity is lacking. It simply means that your words cannot be taken seriously. You can be committed to your words by carefully considering your words before you utter them.
Let your yes be yes and your no, no. Anything outside that is sin. Be like the righteous man who keeps his promises even when it hurts. (Psalm 15:4).
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