The Bible makes it clear that God expects His children to keep their promises, and at the same time He warns them to be careful what they promise. Working from the perspective of Psalm 15, this article discusses how Christians can keep their promises in their various relationships.
What should characterize Christian speech? This article highlights the warnings of Psalm 15 against unwholesome words. Christians must refrain from gossip and slander, and should instead defend the reputation of others.
Psalm 15 provides a standard for how Christians ought to speak. In this article, the author shows how Christians can be dishonest through flattery, being disingenuous, and avoiding direct personal talk. Speaking the truth begins with knowing the objective truth; namely, Jesus Christ. Knowing Jesus makes us aware that our words are spoken in the presence of God, who judges our hearts.