Part 13 of a Sermon series called "Galatians: One New Man in Messiah" preached at Community Church of Fish Creek, by Chris Leonard titled "A Promise is a Promise" in Beautiful Fish Creek, in Door County Wisconsin. Click here to donate
But . . . when you operate with complete integrity, what you say will be taken at face value, your intentions will be assumed honorable, and your handshake will be as good as a contract. Most importantly, you can take great pride in the standards that you’ve set for yourself and sleep well at night knowing that your conscience is clear. As for others . . . just when they think they’re fooling the world, they’ll realize that they’re only fooling themselves. A promise is a promise after all. Please Keep your promise.
Philosophers have tried to establish rules for promises. suggested promises should always be kept, while some argue that promises should be broken whenever doing so would yield benefits. In , tried to reconcile these positions, suggesting that promises should be kept 'unless they are worth less to others than a new option is to you,' and that this requires a relevant, unforeseen and reasonably unforeseeable change in the situation more important than the promise itself arising after the promise is made.