Ecclesiastes 5

Ecclesiastes 5:1-20

SUMMARYThink first

OVERVIEW: Don’t make commitments you can not keep. And when you do commit, be quick to fulfill it.

BIG IDEASilence is wiser than foolishness.

KEY VERSEEcclesiastes 5:4
When you make a promise to God, don’t delay in following through, for God takes no pleasure in fools. Keep all the promises you make to him.

I am a promise keeper, and you can rest in that. You can live in peace and with confidence because I will always do what I promised. When you are under stress, you can call on me, and I will provide. When you are full of doubt, you can look to me, and I will help you. When you make unwise choices, you can ask for forgiveness, and I will heal you. When you are ready to take a step of faith, you can step with confidence, for I will be with you.

Follow my example. Be a trustworthy person and always follows through on what you have promised. Give your family and friends the same kind of comfort I offer you. Let them never have to worry or wonder if you will do what you said you would do. Give others a glimpse of my character and be a promise keeper.

Think before you speak. And once you do, follow through on what you say. Ask God to reveal any promises you have not kept and follow through as needed.