God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Corinthians 1:9
When we look back over our lives, some of our greatest regrets involve moments when we broke a promise to someone. In some cases, we made promises that we simply were not able to keep. On other occasions, we found it was convenient to make the promise in the moment, but we hadn’t really thought through the implications. Sometimes we just shrug off our unreliability as par for the course. But sometimes we’re haunted by our fickleness and failure, especially if we disappointed someone.
As we grow in Christ, we understand the sanctity of promises, for the Bible is full of them, and we rely on each one. We also become more Christlike, growing to be faithful as He is faithful.
Many people in today’s world are undependable. They don’t honor their word, whether it involves their workplace, their relationships, or their marriage. Let’s do better than that. And let’s remember that God is faithful, and we can count on every word in His Book!
I know of nothing which so stimulates my faith in my heavenly Father as to look back and reflect on His faithfulness to me in every crisis and every chilling circumstance of life. W. Phillip Keller