8-12-2015 Do You Really Mean It?

Do you really mean it? “For men indeed swear by the greater, and an oath for confirmation is for them an end of all dispute” (Hebrews 6:16 NKJV). Swearing, or taking an oath, is bringing in a higher being to make one’s promise sound surer. Christians, however, are told: “But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No,’ lest you fall into judgment” (James 5:12 NKJV). If a person has no intention of keeping his or her word, no “stack of Bibles a mile high” will make their oath mean anything! Whether it involves companies or individuals, athletes or workers, governments or citizens, husbands or wives, many do not keep their word! Society’s integrity needs Christ!

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

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