August 28, 2015
Let Your Yes Be Yes
We just bought some new cordless phones for the house and while checking out the young sales clerk asked if we wanted to purchase an extended warranty for $39. I told her no thanks and in her sales-clerk-knows best attitude she said, “Are you sure?” No doubt corporate headquarters trained her to push for the warranty and if I had hemmed or hawed around I could understand how she might have thought I was on the fence. However, I didn’t hesitate and my enunciation of “no” was pretty clear. Jesus instructed believers that they were not to swear oaths, but I can almost hear this generation saying, “Are you sure?” Jesus said, “Simply let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one” (Matt 5:37 NIV).