Nothing but the truth
Jesus now addresses his next subject in righteous kingdom conduct, oath-taking. At first this may not seem relevant to us, as our culture in Canada is not built on the same practice as was seen in Jesus’ time. There are places where oaths are sworn (such as citizenship ceremonies, court testimony, etc.), but you may never have had to swear an oath. The real issue for Jesus and for the kingdom is the heart issue behind the practice. He is again contrasting the Pharisee’s practices with what he expects for his kingdom people. He calls those in his kingdom to truth-telling and to integrity. Let’s look at those subjects in this study and see what our character and conduct should be.