“I will pay You my vows that my lips spoke.” (66:13-14)
Our reputation depends largely on our ability to keep our word. The best test of character happens when the cost for keeping our word is higher than expected. Do we look for a loophole to get out of our commitment? Do we look for a scapegoat to blame for being unable to keep the promise? Or do we accept the hardship and follow through? It is precisely at the difficult moments when our reputation is tested that we can show ourselves to be most worthy of trust.