Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wednesday In The Word: Yes and No

Lately, as I go about my day and listen to people communicate, listen to speeches, watch people on tv or read the paper it seems that there is a popular pattern of lingo in America. My husband and I see and are keenly aware that it has infiltrated the Christian world as well as the secular world. We don't really have time to go into all the particulars at the moment but it is alarming if you really pay attention. The most alarming is that it is a language that is not black and white and allows people to say just about anything they want weather it is the truth or not.
I have really been listening to some speeches on TV and one day an issue is addressed one way but when that doesn't seem to be working the next day the speaker will say it a different way hoping that ultimately that will get him what he wants. Only thing is, the second speech has totally contradicted the first speech. It is confusing and it seems to me that the world is in a state of confusion right now. This whole matter may be one of the reasons.
Why can't we just say and do what my mother used to say, "say what you mean and mean what you say." That would be revolutionary right now it seems.

The bible says Matthew 5:37
Simply let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No'; anything beyond this comes from the evil one

From the rooftop:

God and His Son Jesus are the Truth

Satan is the father of lies

If you don't know what the truth looks like in a particular situation turn to the Bible to see what it says about the Truth

Let your words be the truth and not shadows of the truth

Tomorrow when someone ask us a question could we concentrate on simple, truthful answers

It is so easy in a world that is not as black and white as it use to be to just go along with what everyone else is doing. When standards have been lowered it is tempting not to hold our own lives to the standard that we once did. Why don't we all get on our knees before a Holy God and ask Him to help us to be as He is, people of truth.

I love you,

1 comment:

HPS said...

Amen! That yes, no verse is one that sticks out in my head and I always remind myself of. This is all good "meat" and very true! It can never hurt to "raise the bar!"