A person’s word is only as good as their character. We make promises with our pinkies to validate what we say; we write contracts to protect against unfulfilled agreements; we sign prenuptial agreements just in case; our presidents take an oath before entering office; witnesses must be sworn in before testifying. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just take people at their word?
Oaths in the Old Testament: Exodus 20:7; Deuteronomy 10:20; Deuteronomy 6:13; Numbers 30:2
- Oath: a solemn usually formal calling upon God or a god to witness to the truth of what one says or to witness that one sincerely intends to do what one says
- isn’t built in a day
- accepts responsibility
- is comprehensive
- reflects “why” not only “what”
Big Idea: Let your life validate your word