Today, we explore the significance of keeping promises, since promises are sacred commitments that form the bedrock of trust in any relationship, and they carry immense weight in the eyes of God.
By keeping promises, I’m not only referring to our earthly connections but also to our divine relationship with God, since the importance of keeping one’s word is a principle deeply rooted in faith and character.
Let’s get started!
Key Takeaway from Keeping Promises
- Keeping Promises encourages us to honor our commitments just as Boaz did for Ruth and the Almighty.
Anchor Bible Verse of the day on Keeping Promises
Stay this night, and in the morning it shall be that if he will perform the duty of a close relative for you – good; let him do it. But if he does not want to perform the duty for you, then I will perform the duty for you, as the Lord lives! Lie down until morning.Ruth 3:13 (NKJV)
In this verse, Boaz demonstrates the essence of integrity and commitment. He pledges to fulfill his duty, even if it means taking on a great responsibility.
It shows the importance of keeping promises and the trust it fosters.
- Perform the duty of a close relative: Refers to the custom of a kinsman-redeemer, someone who fulfills family and legal obligations.
- I will perform the duty for you, as the Lord lives: A solemn oath that underscores the seriousness of the promise.
Reflection on Keeping Promises
Beloved, God’s faithfulness to us is unwavering, and we are called to mirror this faithfulness in our own lives.
Keeping promises is an essential aspect of our faith journey. It is through fulfilling our commitments that we demonstrate our trustworthiness to both God and our fellow human beings.
We read in Psalm 15:4:
In whose eyes a vile person is despised, but he honors those who fear the Lord; He who swears to his own hurt and does not change.
This verse from Psalms shows that those who honor the Lord keep their promises, even when it may be difficult or inconvenient.
We all agree that in our world promises can be fragile, but Ruth’s story demonstrates the beauty of faith and commitment. Just as Boaz assured Ruth, our promises reflect our character and integrity.
In Numbers 30:2, the importance of keeping vows made to the Lord states that:
When a man makes a vow to the Lord or takes an oath to put himself under a binding obligation, he must not break his word; he must do all that he said.
Here, we are reminded of the sanctity of promises made to God.
The message today is very simple – as believers, we should uphold our commitments, showing the same faith and trust Boaz displayed to Ruth.
By honoring our promises, we not only build trust in our relationships but also demonstrate our faith in God’s principles.
Call to Action
Today, commit to upholding your promises, both to God and to others – whether it’s a vow to a friend or a commitment to family. Let your word be your bond, reflecting your character as a person of faith and integrity.
Let your YES be YES, and your NO be NO!
Prayer Points for Today:
- Integrity: Pray for the strength to keep your promises, upholding the values of faith and integrity.
- Trust: Seek God’s guidance in building trust through your commitments.
- Guidance: Ask for wisdom in making and keeping promises in alignment with God’s principles.
Our Father, we acknowledge the importance of keeping promises in our lives. Grant us the strength and integrity to be people of our word, both in our earthly relationships and in our commitment to you.
May our faithfulness be a reflection of your unwavering faithfulness to us. In Jesus’ precious and mighty name, we pray. Amen.
My prayer for you today is that God gives you the capability to stick to fulfilling promises you make, henceforth.