Has someone ever tried to convince you of something and finished their statement with "I swear to GOD"? Or has someone ever used many words to convince you to do what they want? How about when they don't think you are convinced that they use anger for intimidation or make you feel guilty? Sometimes we hear their pleas and we want to be the "rescuer" so they will feel better and ironically we become the vicitim. Matthew 5:37, "Let what you say be simply Yes or No; anything more than this comes from evil." No one is believed any sooner in common conversation because they "swear" to something. When someone swears to something or becomes angry it is pretty good evidence that they know what they are saying is false. The Bible explains that profound swearers are seldom believed. But we can be believed if our character is beyond suspicion in all things. If we live in obedience to GOD we do not need "oaths" to make us believed. Our YES is our YES and our NO is our NO! Now you know WHO YOU CAN BELIEVE!
Psalm 139: 23-24
GOD IS GOD!
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