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Broken Promises

April 26, 2014

I recently was at a wedding where the minister had everyone in the audience turn to their spouse and say, “I still love you.”

It reminded me of how easily we make and break commitments in our modern culture.

We all know the epidemic of broken promises involving marriage, but even in simple things we like to keep our options open.

How many times do we agree to do something or go somewhere knowing full well it is till “a better option” presents itself?

In the missions organization where I work, I frequently see young people make 2 year commitments until a better option comes. Then, conveniently, they get a new “word from the Lord” or God tell them to break the commitment.

It makes God look like a schizophrenic. At best, He is portrayed as a weak, easily persuaded, “flip-flopper”.