In this episode, we are going to keep exploring the Gospel according to Matthew and specifically camping out in The Sermon on the Mount.
Today we are going to focus on Jesus’ teaching about swearing… as in “swearing oaths”. You’re probably not too hung up on “swearing too many oaths”, but it was actually a really important part of Jesus’ culture in his day and age.
More importantly, we’re going to explore some of the basic heart-level issues that Jesus is getting at here. The way we talk to each other with spins, half-truths, etc. is actually the very same thing that Jesus is trying to address in this piece.
This became a surprisingly relevant and important teaching for me, and I hope it is helpful for you.