The words we use play a powerful part in our lives. They can be used console, convict, control, and manipulate. However, they are used too often to deceive. This is seen in the Jewish community during the time of Jesus when people would scale their words so that their promises would not be as binding. Jesus would not stand for this. He rids of the oath because honesty and faithfulness should be found in the life of the believer and not a programmatic statement, which is often just a vessel to hide our lies. When we do not faithfully live out the truth that we believe in, and continue to break our promises, we will continue to break ourselves and other people.