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Matthew 14:8-9 GW Urged by her mother, she said, "Give me the head of John the Baptizer on a platter."
The king regretted his promise. But because of his oath and his guests, he ordered that her wish be granted.
Making bad choices or promises is only compounded if we don't admit our mistake. A promise to do something wrong is a promise that should be confessed and forgiven--not carried out. Completing evil under the guise of keeping a promise only compounds and spreads evil.
Better not to compromise with a promise to do wrong. But if a promise is made, it is better to stand up for right, admit the error in judgment and refuse to go through with the commitment than to put yourself and others in a place of hurt, wrong, evil.
Better yet to trust God in the first place and follow Him.
Proverbs 3:5-7 GW Trust the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths smooth. Do not consider yourself wise. Fear the LORD, and turn away from evil.