It is better not to vow than to make a vow and not fulfill it. Ecclesiastes 5:5
Back in earlier days, your word actually meant something. If you “gave your word” it was like signing a legal binding contract! People believed that you would, pay them back, repair the damage to their vehicle, return a favor, etc. But, not so anymore.
Doesn’t it seem that we, as mere mortals, seem to make things harder on ourselves. I mean, if we simply said what we meant and meant what we said then no body would have to guess what we mean. There would be no terminology for things such as ulterior motives, sarcasm, or dual meaning. These are things that we take for granted because it is more common to say what the other person wants to hear than either tell the truth or say nothing at all.
We wouldn’t need things like contract law, private investigators or even have much use for litigation. Paperwork would be greatly reduced, and maybe we wouldn’t be killing a ton of trees. Although, accountants and attorneys would be few and far between, and people like me that do collections and billing would be out of a job…hmmm. Okay, so I liked this verse, but now I’m thinking that I didn’t have much intelligent to say about it.
Click the link to read what else is before and after this verse, and maybe we can have a discussion on it afterall!