Matthew 5:33-37 – Jesus and Truth

In our world we are incredibly familiar with being lied to. Companies lie to us about their products. Insurance agencies lie to us about our coverage. Politicians lie to us about their policies and agendas. It’s simply commonplace. What’s funny is that companies, insurance agencies, and politicians never admit they lie. They find clever ways and jargon no one understands to explain how they didn’t lie, but merely skirted the truth or didn’t reveal all the information. Whats new is very old! This is the exact problem that Jesus had with the Scribes and Pharisees. Remember, this text is part of Jesus giving six examples of why the Pharisees are not as righteous as they think they are (vs. 21-48). Jesus exposes their hypocrisy with His words.