How has your speech been lately?

Jesus tells us that what comes out of our mouths is the overflow of our hearts. What’s been flowing out lately?

This past Sunday, we saw how Jesus exhorts us to let what we say be simply “Yes” or “No.” We don’t need to make grand promises. We don’t need to swear by anything because we know that all our words are taken into account before God.

Simply put, Jesus calls us to live with such integrity that others see us as people of truth. We speak the truth and keep our promises. Does this describe us? Does this describe our speech?

If you’re anything like me, we fail in this. We exaggerate here and there. We blur the lines of the truth here and there. We break promises that we make with other people. We do not keep our oaths onto the Lord.

But even though we are a promise-breaking people, we have a promise-keeping God who sent His Son to live the life we could not live and to die the death that was for us. Jesus only spoke the truth. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

See, we are the ones who deserve to be torn apart for breaking our promises. Yet, it was God’s own Son who was torn apart to keep His promise with us. He was crucified for our faithlessness so that He can be our faithful Savior.

Because He kept His promises, now we are able to keep our promises. May we be a people of truth that brings this light of truth to a darkened and dying world.

Hope to see you this Friday for our Romans study. If not, see you on Sunday for Lord’s Day worship.

In Christ,
Pastor Tim

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