Let your yea be yea, and nay be nay – that is truth unmasked and loving.
This is what the Lord has commanded:A man who makes a vow to the Lord or makes a pledge under oath must never break it. He must do exactly what he said he would do. (Numbers 30:1-2)
Relate: A few different times and places I have bumped into a similar scenario. A Jewish man makes a vow along the lines of, “I will never sell to that man again.” Maybe it is said in anger. Maybe he felt cheated. Whatever the reason, the vow is made and soon thereafter it is regretted. So what is he to do? “A man who makes vow to the Lord or a pledge under oath must never break it.” Never means never. Here we find the glorious innovation of the middle man. The person making the pledge “gives” his trade goods to a third party. That third…
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