James 5:12 KJV
But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.
The latter part of this verse seems clear enough. Say what you mean and mean what you say. Yet some don’t appear to get it.
Michael Murdock recently said, there’s some people I can’t stand, don’t want to be around, but I love them in the Lord. You know what I mean? No, either you’re just trying to sound Christian or you don’t understand the meaning of the word love.
Another example is when people – often in prayer – say Lord I confess my sins. Now you can confess you are a sinner in a single statement. But if you say I confess my sins without actually saying them – you aren’t actually confessing anything.
Let your yes mean yes, and your no mean no. Do what you say and say what you mean.