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Keeping Your Word

Bible verses about keeping your word

Our words are very powerful. As Christians if we make promises to someone or to God we are to keep those promises. It would have been better for you not to make the promise in the first place, than to break it. You tell God that if He gets you out this trial I’ll do this and that. He gets you out the trial, but instead of keeping your word you procrastinate and you try to compromise or you get selfish and find a way out.

God always keeps His word and He expects you to do the same. God will not be mocked. It’s always better to just do what you know needs to be done than to make promises. Nobody likes when someeones doesn’t live up to their word. If you made a promise to someone or to God and you broke it then repent and learn from your mistake. Don’t make promises anymore, but instead do God’s will and He will help you in all situations just seek Him in prayer.

We must have integrity

1. Proverbs 11:3 The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.

2. Proverbs 20:25 It is a trap to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider one’s vows.

3. Ecclesiastes 5:2 Don’t make rash promises, and don’t be hasty in bringing matters before God. After all, God is in heaven, and you are here on earth. So let your words be few.

4. Deuteronomy 23:21-23 If you make a vow to the Lord your God, don’t avoid keeping it. The Lord your God expects you to keep it. You would be guilty of a sin if you didn’t. If you didn’t make a vow, you would not be guilty. Make sure you do what you said you would do in your vow. You freely chose to make your vow to the Lord your God.


Don’t break promises

5. Ecclesiastes 5:4-7 If you make a promise to God, keep your promise. Don’t be slow to do what you promised. God is not happy with fools. Give God what you promised to give him. It is better to promise nothing than to promise something and not be able to do it. So don’t let your words cause you to sin. Don’t say to the priest, “I didn’t mean what I said.” If you do this, God might become angry with your words and destroy everything you have worked for. You should not let your useless dreams and bragging bring you trouble. You should respect God.

6. Numbers 30:2-4 If a man makes a vow to the LORD that he will do something or swears an oath that he won’t do something, he must not break his word. He must do everything he said he would do. “A young girl, who still lives in her father’s house, might make a vow to the LORD that she will do something or swear an oath that she won’t do something. If her father says nothing to her when he hears about it, her vow or oath must be kept.

7. Deuteronomy 23:21-22 If you make a vow to the LORD your God, do not be slow to pay it, for the LORD your God will certainly demand it of you and you will be guilty of sin. But if you refrain from vowing, you will not be guilty of sin.


God’s name is holy. Don’t take the Lord’s name in vain. It is better never to make a vow.

8. Matthew 5:33-36 “You have heard that it was said to our people long ago, ‘Don’t break your promises, but keep the promises you make to the Lord. But I tell you, never swear an oath. Don’t swear an oath using the name of heaven, because heaven is God’s throne. Don’t swear an oath using the name of the earth, because the earth belongs to God. Don’t swear an oath using the name of Jerusalem, because that is the city of the great King. Don’t even swear by your own head, because you cannot make one hair on your head become white or black.

9. Deuteronomy 5:11 “You must not misuse the name of the LORD your God. The LORD will not let you go unpunished if you misuse his name.

10. Leviticus 19:12 And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.



11. Proverbs 25:14 A person who promises a gift but doesn’t give it is like clouds and wind that bring no rain.

12.  1 John 2:3-5 This is how we are sure that we have come to know Him: by keeping His commands. The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” yet doesn’t keep His commands, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His word, truly in him the love of God is perfected. This is how we know we are in Him.


Bible examples

13. Ezekiel 17:15-21 However, this king revolted against him by sending his ambassadors to Egypt so they might give him horses and a large army. Will he flourish? Will the one who does such things escape? Can he break a covenant and still escape? “As I live”—this is the declaration of the Lord God—“he will die in Babylon, in the land of the king who put him on the throne, whose oath he despised and whose covenant he broke. Pharaoh will not help him with his great army and vast horde in battle, when ramps are built and siege walls constructed to destroy many lives. He despised the oath by breaking the covenant. He did all these things even though he gave his hand in pledge. He will not escape!” Therefore, this is what the Lord God says: “As I live, I will bring down on his head My oath that he despised and My covenant that he broke. I will spread My net over him, and he will be caught in My snare. I will bring him to Babylon and execute judgment on him there for the treachery he committed against Me. All the fugitives among his troops will fall by the sword, and those who survive will be scattered to every direction of the wind. Then you will know that I, Yahweh, have spoken.”

14. Psalm 56:11-13 I trust God. I am not afraid. What can mortals do to me? I am bound by my vows to you, O God. I will keep my vows by offering songs of thanksgiving to you. You have rescued me from death. You have kept my feet from stumbling so that I could walk in your presence, in the light of life.

15. Psalm 116:18 I shall pay my vows to the LORD, Oh may it be in the presence of all His people.



Proverbs 28:13 Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

1 comment… add one
  • DAVID Dec 8, 2021, 9:31 am

    Good teaching and inspiration word of God

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