"The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance." 2 Pet 3:9
We put a lot of stock into what people say when it comes to things they say they are going to do. Failure to deliver on promises or just plain lying are some of the biggest offenses we know and can tend to label a person for life. We also put a lot of effort into making sure that those things are done. Today there are lengthy contracts, the legal vocation, notarizations and sworn testimonies to keep people honest and provide for remedies if they are not. Seldom will we take people at their word on important matters.
Beloved, we must always strive to be people of our word because we serve a God of His word. Jesus said that we are to live lives that are credible enough not to have to make promises that are based on the surety of things that are beyond us but to instead let our yes be yes and our no be no, Matt 5:33-37.
As Christians, we have faith in the promises of God. We have that faith because He has never lied and has always done what He said that He would. We have that faith because we earnestly desire the day that we will shed our current circumstances in favor of being with Him for all time. This He has promised and will do. Let us do likewise in all things.
Loving Like Jesus,