Your word is your bond

Numbers 30: 1–2

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“Moses said to the heads of the Tribes of Israel. This is what the LORD your GOD commands: When a man makes a vow to the LORD or takes an oath to obligate himself by a pledge, he must not break his WORD but must do everything he said.

Moses reminded Israel and us that their promises to GOD and to men must be kept. In ancient times people did not sign contracts as we do today. A mans WORD was his bond & was honor bound to fulfill his promises. These words, such as honor are ridiculed in our world today but in truth they hold great power. Our reputation is really all we have, this world stripped me of everything I had, but could not take away my honor, only we can give that away. Once gone its almost impossible to get it back. By keeping my word I kept my honor during that dark time in my life, I am reaping the benefits of that honor to this day. Breaking our WORD breaks trust, the foundation of all relationships, both with man & GOD. Trust must be the basis of our interaction with GOD it brands us as HIS.