DO YOU KEEP YOUR WORD?                                     Psalm 15:1-5

“who does not put out his money at interest, and does not take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be moved.” (v5)

In 1942 as war threatened the Pacific, Douglas Mac Arthur told the people of the Philippines, “I shall return” in a speech in Australia 9 days later, the 62-year-old statesman reaffirmed his promise saying “I shall return.” Two and a half years later when he went back to the Philippines he announced.” This is General Mac Arthur… I have returned!” despite overwhelming odds the old soldier kept his promise. That kind of integrity is hard to find these days. In fact the Bible tells us” In the last days… men… shall be… truce breakers” (2 Timothy 3:1-3) Nowadays we question the promises of politicians, business can no longer be conducted on a handshake, parents have good reason to doubt their kids, and even Christians don’t do what they say. Solomon says: It’s “better not to vow than to, not fulfill it” (Ecclesiastes 5:5 NIV) And Paul adds: Whatever you do in word or deed, do … in the name of the Lord Jesus” (Colossians 3:17 NAS) In Psalms David asks: “Lord who may … find refuge … on your holy hill?” Here’s the answer: “Anyone who leads a blameless life… is truly sincere… and keeps a promise even if it ruins him” (Psalm15:2 TLB) So how about it, do you keep your word even when it costs you? When you promise to pray for somebody – do you? When you say you’ll be somewhere on time – are you? When you tell people they can depend on you – can they? When you agree to repay your financial obligations on time – do you? Granted, no body’s perfect. But when you fail, do you admit your mistake without making excuses? (TWFT)

PRAYER LINE:  Father, as Christ’s disciple, help me to be trust worthy with the help of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


As Christ’s disciple you should.

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