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Oh what a world it would be if men kept their word, but they don’t. Wars are fought over such things and people die. Vows are broken; marriages fracture and families are scattered. Fathering is optional and children are abandoned. Promises are forgotten and trust is lost. Help is withdrawn and dreams are shattered. Doing the right thing is discounted and someone always gets hurt. Greediness prevails and needs go unmet. Faith is discarded and every wrong option becomes available. Forget you are created in the image of God and the enemy gains free reign in your life.

Why must it be said, “If you make a promise you should keep it?” But, unfortunately, it must. Man has the propensity to violate his vows, to renege on his promises. And this condition is not novel. The disease is universal and timeless. God made it clear; “If a man makes a vow to the Lord, or swears an oath to bind himself by some agreement, he shall not break his word; he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.”

Oh what a world it would be if man exemplified fidelity with his “I do…”; responsibility with his “I have…”; integrity with his “I will…”; confidence with his “I can…”; character with his “I know…”; generosity with his “I possess…”; freedom with his “I believe…”; and certainty with his “I am…!” Oh what a world it would be.