In James 5:12, we are commanded to let our yes be yes, and our no be no. In this, James is appealing to the word of Christ from the sermon on the mount in Matthew 5. This Lord’s Day we will see that this strong prohibition toward oaths is in reality a call to integrity. It is the Evil One who says “Yes” when he means “No” (Matt 5:37). But God’s Words carry integrity - that which He says He will do, He does. And the good news is that in Christ, God has spoken the ultimate “Yes” of the forgiveness of sins and granting everlasting life. Therefore, James calls on us to pattern our speech and actions after the Lord Jesus Christ, and not after the Evil One.
This Morning's Text: James 5:12
But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.
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