Gospel – 6/13/20 – Matthew 5:33-37
Jesus said to his disciples:
“You have heard that it was said to your ancestors,
Do not take a false oath,
but make good to the Lord all that you vow.
But I say to you, do not swear at all;
not by heaven, for it is God’s throne;
nor by the earth, for it is his footstool;
nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.
Do not swear by your head,
for you cannot make a single hair white or black.
Let your ‘Yes’ mean ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No’ mean ‘No.’
Anything more is from the Evil One.”
Jesus once again reminds us that words mean things.
Simple lesson today, if you say you’ll do something, do it. If you don’t, who can trust you? If your word must be bolstered by something other than your assurance, you have failed in being trustworthy.
Bassically, you’ve lied, and if you’ve lied – no matter how insignificant – who should trust you?
Let your “Yes” mean “Yes” and your “No” mean “No”. Everything else is from the Evil One.
At least that’s what I heard Him say…