I have a friend who is becoming increasingly dear to me. We chat by text and phone, but not nearly as much as we’d like. Both of us are insanely busy and we have wives and lives that require time.

After he told me, again, how much he enjoyed my blog posts, I promised him I’d write at least one, today.

I don’t take promises lightly. I aim to be a man of my word. After the dust of life settles and we have returned to said dust, few records of importance will remain. One of them will be our record of promise-keeping.

The Wisdom Writer said,

Do not be rash with your mouth, and let not your heart utter anything hastily before God. For God is in heaven and you are on earth. Therefore, let your words be few….When you make a vow to God, do not delay to pay it; for He has no pleasure in fools. Pay what you have vowed. Better not to vow than to vow and not pay. Do not let your mouth cause your flesh to sin, nor say to the messenger of God that it was an error. (Ecclesiastes 5:2,4-6a)

My tall buddy will look for my post today. I am happy to report that I kept my word.

By the way, how are you doing with that?

A Promise Keeper,