It was real sweet of Emily Chapman to bring her daddy (and his music) to Kamp with her last summer. When he sings “A Promise Is A Promise and A Fact Is A Fact”, Steven Curtis Chapman tells all about God in this red hot song! God backs up His promises with His love, His Son, and His blood.
Herrod wished he’d never promised his daughter the hedonistic crime of taking John the Baptist’s head. What would he have given to be able to take backHis promise.
In the movie Hook, Robin Williams plays a Wall Street lawyer who begins his role as a preoccupied father. During a trip together, he says to his son, “When we get back, I’ll go to all the rest of your ball games. I promise. My word is my bond.” His son had seen too many broken promises already and replies with disgust, “Yea -- junk bonds.”
What about us? How dependable are our promises? Do we always think before we give our word? Do we really count the cost before we sign our name to an agreement? Can you really say for yourself, “A promise is a promise and a fact is a fact”?
Your word is a key. It is in fact the only key that will open the door for you into every important relationship you’ll ever have. If you are trusted, you can talk to people about things that really matter to you and they will listen. If you break your word, then everything you say will be suspect and of very little value. If you’ll view your word as your credibility with people; (your most valuable savings account on earth), you’ll protect it (by simply being honest) like no other asset you own.