Matthew 5:33–37

33 “Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not break your oath, but fulfil to the Lord the vows you have made.’ 34 But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; 35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. 36 And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black. 37 All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.



One thought:

God does not break His promises, but we are not God and shouldn’t act like Him



Three questions:

Why do you think Jesus teaches this?


Do you swear by God for emphasis?


Do something you told people you would do



Praise God that He is faithful in His oaths to humanity, fulfilling His promises to save and judge. Give thanks that Christ said yes to saving sinners and kept His promise. Ask God to help you + someone else be true to your word, but also wise in when to promise and not to promise.