Do your actions match your words? So often in today’s society, we use words quickly and occasionally thoughtlessly. Read what it says in James 5:12.
But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but your yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you may not fall under judgment.
James 5:12 NASB
James has just been talking about how the wealthy should be acting and now he explains the importance of what everyone should be doing when it comes to what is said. Do we do what we say we are going to do? Or do we start having to make oaths to try and back up what we say.
Our conduct should match our words with such consistency that no one doubts that we would do what we say. Does that describe us today?