DAY 322: Preserving Your Integrity

Above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear—not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. All you need to say is a simple “Yes” or “No.” Otherwise you will be condemned.  ~ James 5:12

Common to every man is his word and the value it holds. 

We learn to trust people who say little and back up their words with their actions. We learn to shy away from that babbling fool who spits out empty promises just to get their way.

Keep your integrity intact. Let your words be few but consistent and dependable. Stop making oaths to God in an attempt to get that blessing you really want. 

Keep your language clean, promise what you intend to deliver, don't bargain with God. Speak truth. Live truth. Confess your mistakes. Repeat.