Posted by: Larry Hoekman | July 10, 2015

Daily Readings — Say It, Mean It!!!

Day 2032: I guess I’m adding another ‘words’ day! 

Scripture: Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.  Matthew 5:37

Thoughts/questions: According to Jesus in Matthew, our verbal communication should be fairly simple in terms of our promises – say something then do it; if you’re not going to do it, don’t say it!

Whether you’re a friend, a parent (especially a parent), an employer or employee, business man, customer, whomever you are or whatever role you’re in, DON’T speak unless you mean it, and then if you choose to speak, follow through on your commitment!

No excuses; no ‘I didn’t mean it’ – then you shouldn’t have said it; no if you do this, then that and that never comes; no changing your mind – follow through no matter what the cost; no slips in integrity – it may cost you, but what price is your character anyway???

It’s a simple instruction that’s hard to follow, but hard is NOT an excuse or a reason. As Jesus said, simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ . . .

Suggested prayer: I know my words are important to You. I need Your help! May I say what I mean and mean what I say . . .

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