I want to show a Christian friend of mine that it is important to keep one's word once it's given. Is there anything in the Bible to help me ?
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God takes our promises seriously ...
... so much so that ...
The ideal is to have a such a character of faithfulness and honesty that you would not need to swear at all, but people would just take you at your word:
In Jam. 5:12, it is written,