Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.
Matthew Chapter 5 is Christ’s Sermon on the Mount, in which Jesus simply spells out how to live a righteous and Godly life. I have already written a post about this historic oracle and will have more to write in the future.
Today’s post will cover the simple truth Christ has given us in this one verse.
Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil. Continue reading
For this commandment that I command you today is not too hard for you, neither is it far off. It is not in heaven, that you should say, ‘Who will ascend to heaven for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’ Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, ‘Who will go over the sea for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it? But the word is very near you. It is in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can do it.
Moses is giving the Israelites the commandments of God before they make their trip into the Promised Land, a trip which Moses will not make.
These verses hold a special meaning for me. Continue reading