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...Why would one want to swear by anything anyhow? A Christian's word (Matthew 5:37; James 5:12) should be good enough to perform to the best of his or her ability.
    One who may swear, thereby implying that he is fully able to bring to pass that which he swears about, involves arrogant self conceit regarding power lacking that one wishfully attributes to himself to bring things to fruition.
     The attitude typified -Revelation 3:17 "Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked."
    This attitude is an attempt to force appropriation of that which one wishes he didn't lack (the power to control). This only belongs to God. What one wants should be asked for from Him (James 4:2,3) who has all things.
    On the other hand, one's word and reputation should always be enough to provide assurance performance will be made to the best of ability. This involves concern for another to an extent that one will do his best to provide what he intends.
    A good principle from the old covenant
    As God is in control of all, what we may be binding ourselves to, we may not be able to perform -Ecclesiastes 5:2; 10:14
    We often want life to be a certain way for us, however God may have other plans. 
    It was different under the old covenant than it is now under the new -Numbers 30:2; Matthew 5:33.
    Why it's best not to swear -Matthew 23:20-22 "Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon. And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein. And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon."
    There is also a difference between the vain words of cursing that are prevalent nowadays and swearing -Matthew 26:74; Mark 14:71
    There is also a difference in lying.

-Matthew 5:34 Where is God's throne?

God's Throne is in heaven where He is.


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