Jesus Speaks: Empty Promises

Jesus visited earth over 2,000 years ago. What He said was recorded by eyewitnesses in the book of Matthew in the Bible. This is what Jesus said about making empty promises:

“And don’t say anything you don’t mean. This counsel is embedded deep in our traditions. You only make things worse when you lay down a smoke screen of pious talk, saying, ‘I’ll pray for you,’ and never doing it, or saying, ‘God be with you,’ and not meaning it. You don’t make your words true by embellishing them with religious lace. In making your speech sound more religious, it becomes less true. Just say ‘yes ’and ‘no.’ When you manipulate words to get your own way, you go wrong.”[1]Matthew 5:33-37 MSG


1Matthew 5:33-37 MSG