In an ever expanding politically correct world, expressing your true feelings can be dangerous. If honest, heart felt opinions are shared which don’t fit into the socially accepted ideology, expect Twitter to light up. When human beings are verbally assaulted, its natural to become coy, hiding what you really believe. This sets the stage for responses to be on the fence, often giving maybes to a yes or no questions.
All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one, Matthew 5:37.
In his sermon on the Mount, Jesus verbalizes his concern over people falling into the temptation to give lukewarm replies. When asked a question, you shouldn’t confuse or lead people on. Rather, just come out and keep the vows you make. Anything that you can’t commit to, just say no. Any other choice or option is inspired by the Devil.
Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that,” James 4:15.
The earthly brother of Jesus adds to this concept. However, James encourages individuals to take life one day at a time. Trying to please people can lead to disappointment or cause someone to be over extended. Therefore, keep your life in the context of the Lord’s will. Life is too short to promise this or that. Rather, live each day as if the Lord is returning today.
by Jay Mankus