You Committed to What? (Ecclesiastes 5, II Timothy 1)

“Be not rash with your mouth nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth?” Ecclesiastes 5:3

I can still remember when he told me what he had committed me to doing.  My son had told one of our church members that his dad could fix anything on a car.  So in this moment of great faith, he committed me to rebuilding a car engine.  While I was very thankful for my son’s faith, I was not thankful for being put in a position that I could not fulfill his promise.

Question, “Have you ever committed to more than you could produce?”  I am sure that most who read this blog have been there from time to time.

This morning I found myself confronted by Solomon with the importance of always keeping your word.

Think it through:

1.  Solomon teaches us to think before we commit.

2.  Solomon teaches us to totally commit to our commitments.

3.  Solomon teaches us that our commitments are before God.

Our response:

We must realize the seriousness of our commitments.  We are servants of the most high God.  All of our commitments have implications before God.  Each commitment must be thought through because much is hanging in the balance.  Each of us have 24 hours in a day to accomplish all our commitments.  So we must wisely consider because we have an enemy who wants us to accomplish his plan instead of God’s plan.

Solomon closes this section of his writing with this reminder, “But God is the one you must fear.”  

Father, I commit to following your will for my life.  May I be careful to not commit to thinks that are not your will for my life.

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