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Keeping Promises

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Ecclesiastes 5:5 "It is better not to vow than to make a vow and not fulfill it." (NIV)

Obligation, guilt, reciprocate, these are only a few reasons that cause us to make promises whether or not we intend on keeping them. When we don't follow through on our promises this leaves other people let down and frustrated. Or something even worse happens, they begin to not trust in our future promises. It's challenging but let's practice committing only to promises we know we can keep and intentionally following through on those we have already made.
Matt 5:33; “Again, you have heard that the ancients were told, ‘You shall not make false vows, but shall fulfill your vows to the Lord.’
Matt 5:34; But I say to you, make no oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God,
Matt 5:35; or by the earth, for it is the footstool of His feet, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.
Matt 5:36; Nor shall you make an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black.

Matt 5:37; But let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no’; anything beyond these is of evil.