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Positive Mitzvah 94
Positive Mitzvah 94: Keeping a Vow
Deuteronomy 23:24 "The statements of your lips you shall keep and perform"
Chani promised to take her younger sisters out to the park one Sunday afternoon. Later, her friend called and invited her to come over. She told her sisters that she would take them out the following week.
"But you promised," complained Mimi.
"You said you would," argued Bassie.
"You have to keep your word," Rina told Chani angrily.
Keeping our word is not just a good thing to do. The Torah commands us to fulfill obligations we have taken upon ourselves.
Whether a promise, a vow, or a plan to bring a sacrifice - we must make sure that it gets done.
You are the master over the animal within, not the slave. Just because it burns inside like a furnace doesn't mean you must obey.
From: Bringing Heaven Down to Earth by Tzvi Freeman - email@example.com