When you say what you say, does it actually mean what you say? James 5:12
Truth, is always so important especially in a world that seems to have lost the meaning of truth! You cannot, sad to say trust everyone, even in the body of Christ.The talk does not seem to match the walk at all. The word of God is very plain that our yes should be yes and our no, no!
There should be no confusion, or as much misunderstanding as we have as to how we need to walk and talk with each other! Trust is so important, but with just the wrong words spoken it can be lost that quickly! When our words do not match up to who we are supposed to be in Christ, it causes unnecessary confusion and hurt!
We need to remember, what we say to people, is exactly what they expect to see working in our lives. Not hearing us say one thing, and then seeing us do the complete opposite, this is what we call a type of falsehood or deception. We need to say what we mean, and mean what we say. It needs to match up with who we are in Christ. The one thing we need always remember, God always sees and hears what we say and how we walk.
We need always remember it is God we represent and not just ourselves. We need to remember how we did not like to be deceived and how it felt when we were! God does not want us in this position at all, he wants us to be honest and to love in word and deed! If we feel we need to hold back the complete truth because of hurting someones feelings, we need to commit it to prayer and keep it between God and ourselves.
Than when the time is right you can come to that person and share your heart. They will trust what you say because you are living what you say. They have heard it from you and not through the grapevine, which happens way too much! People out there are still looking for truth, if not in us than who? People need to know there are still people out there that can keep their word!!
James 5:12-"But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your "yes" be yes and your "no" be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation."