Text:: “Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou before the angel, that it was an error: wherefore should God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of thine hands?'' - Ecclesiastes 5: 6.
Comment: In the text for today, King Solomon gives the understanding that it is spiritually wrong to make a vow to God Almighty Our Heavenly Father and not fulfill such vow. The book of Acts chapter five has the story of a certain man named Ananias and his wife Sapphira, who sold their land, and instead of keeping to their promise to give the entire money to God kept back part of the money for themselves. Thus, St. Peter declared in a burst of righteous indignation, “…why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost (Holy spirit), and to keep back part of the price of the land?” He added: “why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.” On hearing these words Ananias fell down and died. (Acts 5:1-5) This is a stern lesson or warning to those who make promises to God and are dishonest in fulfilling them. The Bible says “Owe no man (i.e. God Almighty) anything…” - Romans 13:8.
Also, God Almighty charged us through Moses the Prophet “When thou shall vow a vow unto the LORD thy God, thou shall not slack to pay it: for the LORD thy God will surely require it of thee, and it would be sin in thee” – Deuteronomy 23:21.