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Broken Vows (Ecclesiastes 5:4)

 When you vow a vow to God, do not delay paying it, for he has no pleasure in fools. Pay what you vow.


A person’s promise that is taken for granted hurts to the bone especially when that person is a loved one. A vow that is made should always be pursued. If we hate to experience broken promises, how much more does our Creator? You see, He is always true to what He says. None of His promises doesn’t come to pass.
It is much better not to make a vow than to make one and not fulfill it. Exercise palabra de honor (Word of honor). Before a vow comes out of our mouth, be sure that we can stand it. If you borrowed something to a friend and you say you’ll return it on this day, then do it. If you pledge to God 10% of your salary plus an offering, then give it wholeheartedly. If you committed to belong in a ministry, so be it. But if you cannot keep your words, better not say it.
Though God is forgiving, there is a corresponding consequence to every negative response of ours. Be aware once you broken a vow, a trust is lost and it can never be returned to the same way again. Mind you, trust is very fragile; it easily could be destroyed with just a simple oath not put into action.

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