Re:Verse passage – James 5:12-18 (day two)

But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but your yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you may not fall under judgment. vs. 12

Whether in your spiritual walk or other areas of your life, it is important to establish what you believe, what you stand for, and what you will represent. It’s ok to have an opinion. We are often too worried about how that will come across to others. Many times it is not our opinion that offends people as much as how we force it on others. In conversations with others I will often lead with “I’m willing to be wrong, but this is what I believe.” We often don’t take enough time to truly examine why we believe what we believe, and that leads to indifference. James has something to say about that. Start with the things that matter. Who is Jesus to you? Know what you believe about him, and then speak with love and conviction.

Author: Aaron Hufty

Aaron Hufty is the Associate Pastor for Worship and Music at FBCSA.

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