God's Truth for Trying Times - 9/14/21


God’s Truth for Trying Times - 9/14/21


We need God’s truth in trying times. Read the Scripture passage, think about what it is saying, then pray; by yourself or with your household. Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly (Col. 3:16).


READ: James 5:12

But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your "yes" be yes and your "no" be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation. [James 5:12 ESV] 


CONSIDER: This tells us that we are not to put God to the test and superstitiously make promises thinking that it will somehow make us more acceptable to God. Be a person that keeps your word and makes honest reasonable commitments.


THINK: What does this declare about God? What are God’s people being called to do? What assurance is given? How does the Word of God transform our hearts and lives and relationships?