Posted on February 19, 2018 by Graeme Wilson in Victory Call

Matthew 5:37 [Full Chapter]

Let what you say be simply “Yes” or :No”; anything more than this comes from evil. Matthew 5:37

I’ve been watching a British series. As the characters have had conversations, I’ve noticed their response is often a simple “Yes.” Of course, the accent helps but the simple answer seems to be one of certainty and calmness. In our culture, the common response has become “Whatever.” I think I like the British response better. A simple and sure “Yes” or “No” is a great answer.

How often does Jesus come to us with a situation or question that requires a simple and heartfelt answer? What is your normal reply? I have given my fair share of answers with a “no” or “whatever.” As Matthew 5:37 says, anything more than “yes” or “no” comes from evil. When I answer otherwise it comes from my flesh. God desires that we are always in relationship with Him and that our simple answer would be “yes” in response to His leading.

Today what is Jesus bringing to you that requires a response of a quiet, whole-hearted “Yes, Lord?” May you and I find ourselves more willing to obediently say “YES” to Him!


Kathy Withers is on staff at America’s Keswick and serves as Director of Partner Care. Kathy has been married to her husband Dave for 30 years. They have two adult children. Kathy is active in her local Church and teaches a Bible Study for women. Her passion is to encourage women to deepen their walk with Jesus Christ by finding and living out the truths of God’s Word.

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