Thursday, October 12, 2006

Ego de lego - word of honor

Matthew 5:
33 ¶ Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:
34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne:
35 Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.
36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.
37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

The application of Jesus' admonition is harder than it seems. In today's world, against rampant humanism, no one trusts another. One's oath must be backed by reams of paper. It costs a small fortune just to keep an heirloom in the family. All because we don't let our word stand alone. If a child of God says something, that should be it!

But alas, we are all "human," and as such we are prone to forget promises and even pledges that we have made. It helps to have things written down - and even signed - so that we will not forget it within minutes.

Now where DID I put that paperwork?

1 comment:

Igor said...

It would be nice to have a practical lie detector.