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Once i have heard from one of my friend that too promising is a sin. Because when you promise a lot, sometimes you don't complete it. Is it so?

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Making a promise in itself is not sinful.  But, if a promise is made and not fulfilled, then it is sin.

Matthew 5:37 teaches us to 'let our yes be 'yes', and our no be 'no'.  If you make a promise, be sure to keep it.  Be thoughtful when you make a promise.   Make sure you have the power to keep it.

Blessings, Carla

Thank you Carla. You are so helpful and i hope that i could return you the same. I feel so good when someone clears my doubt and teaches me something good. God provided me 'you'and i am so thankful for that. Thank You my Lord. Amen..
I love You my Lord. Amen..
Deuteronomy 23:21 If you make a vow to the LORD your God, do not be slow to pay it, for the LORD your God will certainly demand it of you and you will be guilty of sin.
Deuteronomy 23:22 But if you refrain from making a vow, you will not be guilty.
Deuteronomy 23:23 Whatever your lips utter you must be sure to do, because you made your vow freely to the LORD your God with your own mouth.
Ecclesiastes 5:2 Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few.
Ecclesiastes 5:4 When you make a vow to God, do not delay to fulfill it. He has no pleasure in fools; fulfill your vow.
Ecclesiastes 5:5 It is better not to make a vow than to make one and not fulfill it.
Ecclesiastes 5:6 Do not let your mouth lead you into sin. And do not protest to the temple messenger, "My vow was a mistake." Why should God be angry at what you say and destroy the work of your hands?
Thank you Sir.

Carla quoted Matthew verse 37. In verses 33-36 Jesus said, "“Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.’ But I (Christ) say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, or by the earth, for it is His footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black." I think if you use the words 'I promise' just off-handedly on something silly or just caught up in emotions & say it, that's not the same as taking a serious vow like it's speaking of here. If He considered it a sin every time I said 'I promised' before the dumbest comments, I'd stay in a state of sin. 

Can i ask you a question? I didn't properly understood this. Can you elaborate? Hope you having a great day. You people are just full of goodness. Bless you seriously. Love God. Amen..

Of course. Hope you're having a great day & am very blessed to have you on the site. I believe that if you make a promise just in passing for example: I may walk in my kid's room & say "I promise, I'm painting this room" but I never do, I don't believe that's a sin though I could be wrong.  I don't believe it's held against me but maybe I shouldn't say that either. I believe Jesus was also clearing up the Mosaic Laws as well. For instance, He said You heard it said Thou shall not murder but I say.... He says the same thing here 'But I say...." Hope I made sense. If not, feel free to ask. Sometimes I go off on rabbit trails.

Matthew 12:36 But I say to you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
Matthew 12:37 For by your words you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned.
It means that my every single word will be judged. Today in our country, it's april fools day. So a friend of mine told me to promise not to say whatever she said to me. So i promised but later i found out that she was just lying to me. Then i tried to lie to my other friend by saying whatever she said. But i made a promise not to tell but it was a lie and i was just having fun and i even asked her if i can use this to fool others. She said yes. So did i just commit a sin? I know i am being silly. But i want to be clear. I don't want my mind to be full of doubt. Love God. And thank you for all the replies. I love You Lord. Amen..


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