³⁴But I say to you, MAKE NO OATH at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, ³⁵or by the earth, for it is the footstool of His feet, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. ³⁶Nor shall you make an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. ³⁷But let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no’; anything beyond these is of evil.
God, as well as His Word are the truth; and since you were born out of Him, it is not a strange thing to expect that you and your fellow Christians speak the truth. And being truthful you show the very nature of God to those around you.
▪︎ As you really are a child of God, so you really are of the truth.
▪︎ As you really are a child of God, so you are born from above (born again)
▪︎ As you really are a child of God, so you are born out of the Word of God.
This implies that every time you do NOT speak the truth, or are NOT truthful, you are in the other camp, the camp of the father of lies, the camp of satan.
In Jesus we can see the Truth in the flesh, for He said in John:
Jesus said to him, “I am the WAY, and the TRUTH, and the LIFE; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
So it is also a fact that we need truth, to come to the Father.
A Christian should be Christlike, also in showing His truth in a world full of lies.
This is also why Jesus said that we should not swear by anything to validate our utterances; our yes, should mean yes, and our no, should mean no. So there no need to make any oath.
I repeat myself, but as we are born from above, we should be speaking the truth at all times and stand for its reward or consequences. This to makes us visible as true children of God, and distinguish us from those who follow him who is the father of all lies.
Do not forget what the Bible tells us in Proverbs 12:19
“Truthful lips will be established foreverBut a lying tongue is only for a moment.”
Show that Jesus lives in you, and always stand for the truth, so God can establish you, and make you a blessing to the world
⁴²Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have not even come on My own initiative, but He sent Me. ⁴³Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear My word. ⁴⁴You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. ⁴⁵But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me.
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