Keep Your Word to God!
If we don’t keep our promises to God, how can we expect to keep our word to people? When men face extreme physical danger or find themselves in desperate situations, they often will make vows. This scenario is what produced the expression “foxhole conversions.” Soldiers in the foxholes who expected to die cried out, “God, if you save me, I’ll serve you for the rest of my life.” God saved them, but they soon forgot their promises.
“When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools . . .” (Ecclesiastes 5:4).