Elias Bejjani/Honour Your Vows, No Matter What!!

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Honour Your Vows, No Matter What!!
Elias Bejjani
October 17/14

 Back home in our beloved Lebanon, the land of the Holy Cedars, we have a very impressive popular proverb that simply shows how vital and how holy is for the righteous people who fear Almighty God and respect themselves to honor their vows and promises.
The proverb says:” Men are not tied by their necks, but by their tongues”.

 This simply means that the righteous people are ethically and morally obliged to willingly and with joy honour the vows and promises they make and utter, and not forced against their free will by ropes tied around their necks to fulfill their commitments.

This obligation of dignity and honor is stressed very clearly in the Holy Bible: “Matthew 05/33-37: “You have also heard that people were told in the past, ‘Do not break your promise, but do what you have vowed to the Lord to do.’ But now I tell you: do not use any vow when you make a promise. Do not swear by heaven, for it is God’s throne; nor by earth, for it is the resting place for his feet; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. Do not even swear by your head, because you cannot make a single hair white or black. Just say ‘Yes’ or ‘No’—anything else you say comes from the Evil One.”

 Lebanon’s dire problem in this current sad and horrible era lies in the fact that the majority of its politicians, leaders, officials and clergymen are mere Pharisees, a bunch of thugs and hypocrites who know no honor or self respect. They do not respect their vows and promises.

 Meanwhile and in the same evil context many Lebanese citizens have lost their faith and became sole puppets and cheap followers void of any patriotic responsibility. They too do not respect their vows and promises.

 Salvation of Lebanon must start with the Lebanese themselves. Their country shell be saved and made free again only when they fear Almighty God and start to face their hardships with faith, hope, and dignity. Step one in this repent journey is respect foe vows and promises.

 The wrath of God shall fall from heaven on all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, do not witness for what is righteous and do not honour their vows and promises

 Lebanon’s evil enemies and occupiers betray their vows and promises because they are slanderers, insolent, arrogant and boastful. Their end is not far and Lebanon shall again be a free, independent and sovereign country.

 Trustworthy people respect, honor and fulfill their vows. BE ONE OF THEM, BE RIGHTEOUS, HONOUR YOUR VOWS