Let Yes Be Yes


“But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No,’ lest you fall into judgment.”— James 5:12

From time to time, a person promising to do something will append the promise with, “You have my word.” When I hear this, I wonder: Does that mean I do not have your word anytime you leave off that last part?

[31 Days of James]