September 29th, 2016
In Moses’ day, a person’s word was expected to be as good as gold. When a person said they would do something, they were contractually obligated to fulfill that mission. Especially with regard to a vow to the Lord, one “must not break his word but must do everything he said” (Numbers 30:2). Follow-through made evident whether the person had integrity or not.
Today, our words seem to mean very little. We have political leaders who say one thing and do another all the time. As God’s children, we are to be people of integrity. When we say we are going to do something, we ought to follow through on our word. To be men and women of God means that we can be counted on to follow through. We expect God to be faithful to His Word; as His children, we should display the same faithfulness.
As the psalm says, “For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love” (Psalm 33:4-5). Let our words reflect His faithful love.
Author: Kari Rudd