Swearing Allowed

August 24th, 2010


Imagine that you are subpoenaed to give testimony in a court of law. After being sworn in, your words become evidence. Swearing to give truthful testimony gives the law permission to examine your words in light of other facts. You are not responsible for the outcome–only for telling the truth as you know it. The argument of opposing views is considered; then lawfully weighed by one given authority to pass judgment.

In like manner, when we declare our love and allegiance to God, our entire lifestyle becomes testimony to Him and to an attentive world around us. To knowingly remain content with hard, unplowed “heart-ground” is to rationalize rebellious attitudes, which always perjures our testimony and hinders new growth. Jeremiah sounded the alarm for those who needed to repent by reminding them of their covenant bond with God. Belonging to the Lord means doing away with pride and stubbornness. God can do for us what we cannot do for ourselves.

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4 Responses to “Swearing Allowed”

  1. pam Says:

    August 24th, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Amen its just sometimes hard for some, myself included, to let God take over. We get stressed out and temporarilly forget that God is in control.

  2. Jennifer Says:

    August 25th, 2010 at 7:43 am

    I’m just making the transition from Wordaction and am confused. Where is the scripture, the thought for the day, the prayer request, etc? Is this the whole devotional? If so, I’m very disapointed. I don’t even find a reference for scripture.

    I do like the audio, since I have difficulty reading. Thanks.

    Love in Him,


  3. alex Says:

    August 25th, 2010 at 8:08 am

    Hi Jennifer,

    Starting September 1st, all of the daily posts have scripture references. The daily thought and prayer requests aren’t on here as of yet, but still may be viewed by picking up a copy of Reflecting God. You can find it at the following link:


    Thanks for your comment! At the heart of it, this site exists to encourage daily devotions to God, and we appreciate any comments that help in that task.

  4. pam Says:

    April 11th, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Amen God can do for us what we can not do for ourselves but we must let Him and above all trust Him. God Knows whats best for His children.

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