Herb Tatum is noted for this thought, “Never make a promise you can’t keep.”
His point is valid. We need to be careful and thoughtful before speaking.
Jesus noted the need for us to be careful about our words. Our yes should mean yes and our no, no. When we say we will do something, then do it.
Nothing is more frustrating than when someone says, “I’ll get right back to you,” and they never do. This is magnified even more when it extends into areas of leadership.
A leader must be bound to their word.
Never make a promise we can’t keep!