Prayer- lord, Open our hearts and open our minds and help us learn. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.
33"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.' 34But I tell you, Do not swear at all: either by heaven, for it is God's throne; 35or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. 36And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black. 37Simply let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No'; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.
Oaths were very common in Jesus’s day. Jesus is telling the people not to take oaths. Why? It’s simple. If you are a Godly person, your word should be good enough. One should not have to swear to make people believe you are telling the truth.
Let’s think about this. Is your word good enough? Does your "yes" mean yes? If not, how can we make changes to restore our reputation with out having to swear on "a stack of Bibles this high."
Prayer- Lord, Help us live a life where people know we are honest by our deeds, not our oaths. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.