If someone says the word “never”, did they invite something into their life by saying that?

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Speaker 1

So Robert is asking if someone says the word never, she invited something into her life. For example, someone said, I will never steal from an old man in my life. Is it true that she invited something into her life by saying that?

Speaker 2

Robert that’s an interesting question. And to that, I’ll say I think that goes along with a lot of, um, theories out there that people are saying, if you do things, the universe will send things back to you. And kind of like this thought of whatever vibrations or things you send out. You’re kind of getting these things back, and you’re inviting things into your life. And I think that’s a little bit superstitious. But I do think there is a biblical concept as far as not saying, like, never vowing. If you look at, for example, like, the Book of Matthew, chapter five, and verses 33 through 37, jesus does give us some instruction as far as should we swear or should we vow, like, say, I will never do this or I vow to blah, blah, blah. I think Jesus gives us some really good advice. And so again, Matthew, chapter five, verse 33 through 37 basically says or Jesus reads again, you have heard that it was said to those of old, you shall not swear falsely, but shall perform your oaths to the Lord. But I say to you, do not swear at all, neither by heaven, for it is God’s throne, nor by earth, for it is footstool, nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great king.

Speaker 2

Nor shall you swear by your head, because you cannot make one hair white or black, but let your yes be yes and your no be no. For whatever is more than these is from the evil one. And so basically, what Jesus is saying here is, it’s not a good thing to swear and just be like, oh, I swear I will never do this, or just be like, you know what, let your yes be yes, your no be no. It’s like, okay, don’t make more of things than they need to be. It’s just like, I think you’re getting a steal. Like, will she ever steal from an old man? That’s something she’ll never do. She shouldn’t have to vow about it. But will it send something into her life by her saying, oh, no, I’d never steal from an old man? That’s not a wrong statement, but it’s definitely something she wants to live up to because you’re going to be taken accountable for every word that you do say. And so I don’t think she invited anything into her life by saying that. But it’s not good to go around swearing and declaring things just because you should just live an honest life and just be true and honest to yourself and just live up to the life you say you live.

Speaker 2

And just don’t try to make a bigger thing out of just a basic truth that you hold true to yourself. So I hope that answers your question. But again, yeah, I don’t think you’re inviting things from the universe into your life by saying something. I think it’s okay to say things, and if a test does come up, then so be it. But just make sure that you are living again, honestly into the word that you’ve spoken by yourself. Jay or Wendy. Anything else on that?

Speaker 3

Yeah, I think that was a good way of approaching it. It’s hard to know exactly what Robert’s getting at there, but I suppose if you claim something and you set yourself up, then Satan might create a situation to really test that. I think of the situation, for example, of Herod, who was Salomi Salomi Dances, said, okay, that was so wonderful. Now I’ll grant you anything you want up to half my kingdom. And then she came back and said, okay, I want the head of John the Baptist. And he’s like, oops. So sometimes you can probably set yourself up for a situation where then Satan will be like, I’ll take advantage of that, put you to the test. And in that case, yeah, herod would rather keep his honor and his word than do what was right and let John the Baptist live.

Speaker 2

Yeah, exactly. And I’m trying to remember there’s a story, too, in the Old Testament where there is a man who’s, like, he was so grateful for something, he’s like, whatever comes to my door next, I’m going to sacrifice it to the Lord. And his daughter came to the door and it was like, oh, what do I do? You can definitely put your foot in your mouth. Don’t proclaim things like that. Just say there’s things you don’t even need to say unless it really comes up. If somebody asks you a direct question, like, would you steal from an older person? And your answer should be, no, I would never do that. And that’s okay. But does that necessarily mean you’re going to invite bad things into your life by doing that? Not necessarily. But if a situation like that then appears, you better be ready to live up to what you said, because you are accountable by every word that you do speak.

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