Matthew:37 says” Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.
What is this term sarcasm? According to dictionary “Sarcasm is the use of irony to mock or convey contempt. “The distinctive quality of sarcasm is present in the spoken word and manifested chiefly by vocal inflections”. The sarcastic content of a statement will be dependent upon the context in which it appears.
Let me ask you a question; do you know someone who is sarcastic? Maybe you are one? I think we all have come across someone who is sarcastic. I also believe that we all have it in us and some of us shows it more than others.
In the scripture before this one Matthew 5:36 says, Nor should you swear by your head, for you cannot make a single hair white or black. In other words the Lord’s statement is that we do not need to swear by anything to confirm that our statements are true. A Christian’s word should be his bond, as the old saying goes. We should be so bound by the ninth commandment, that nothing else is necessary.
Christians should not lightly give an oath or make a vow to God in order to acquire something from Him. Sadly enough we have saints who see nothing wrong with making a vows and the outcome of that vow is that it’s never kept. We make vows to our friends saying that we are going to do a certain thing and when it’s time to cash in that person is let down by disappointments because we didn’t keep our word.
Now you see why we should only say yes or no, so if you are saying yes or no why do you feel that you have to swear by it? There is never no need to swear by your word. And yet we do it all the time and little do we know that were being used by the evil one.
Enjoy today’s devotion and may you also receive that word in church today. Today is communion and I am so excited to be in the house of the Lord today. I pray as you and your family prepare for church today that your hearts are prepared as well. God bless you All.