“The best way to keep one’s word is not to give it.”

“The best way to keep one’s word is not to give it.”
– Napoleon Bonaparte


Have you ever thought about this deeply?
Lots of time people just talk.
People just make promises.
People just make commitments, without considering the implications of what they are saying.
Talk is cheap,  they say, but do you have to just talk?

The bible in so many instances is very clear on this too:
Ecclesiates 6:11 – The more we talk, the less sense we make, so what good does it make to talk?
Job 38:2 -Why do you talk so much when you know so little?
Proverbs 14:13 – Proud fools are punished for their stupid talk, but sensible talk can save your life.

I often ask myself these days before I give my word; what value is what I am about to say to the person I am saying it to?

Will I regret what I am about to say later?

So consider carefully if you are able to keep your word before you utter them.
“I  won’t break my agreement or go back on my word.” Psalm 89:34.