Memorable Scripture: To Vow or Not to Vow

Ecclesiastes 5:5
Better not to vow than to vow and not pay.

My memory of this verse stems from just a few short years ago.
One of the churchmen, Roy, came to me and said, “Preacher, if we fill up every seat in the church and have to bring out more chairs – I’ll shave my head!”
I thought it was a great thought but forgot about it.
That is, until Easter Sunday, when the church filled to overflowing and extra chairs brought out.
I didn’t think much about it until two Sunday’s later when Roy shows up for church with an electric razor and a quilt.
He handed them both to me. A little confused I asked him what it was for.
His reply, “Better not to vow than to vow and not pay!”
I cut his hair off that day.

There’s another verse Solomon penned that says, “As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.” Prov 27:17
My drummer, Doug, came forward and said, “I can’t let my brother do this alone.”
And I zipped off his hair.
Then John came forward and I zipped off his hair.
Then my presch00l grandson, Dawson, came forward and jumped up in the chair and I zipped off his hair.

It’s good to have living examples of godly scripture.

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