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.
Commitments to ourselves and to other people are held to the same standard as our commitments to God. There is a powerful lesson here about the seriousness of a broken promise. We may often feel less obligated to fulfill a commitment made to someone of lesser stature, like children. However, the Bible tells us that every commitment we make is equally binding. It’s a matter of integrity. Keeping our verbal commitments is a commandment in the Bible. In God’s eyes, a broken promise to another person is a sin against Him. Just as God keeps His promises, we must keep ours, as well. Are there promises that you’ve made that haven’t been fulfilled? Take the time to follow through.