Elijah said, “As the LORD Almighty lives, whom I serve, I will surely present myself to Ahab today.” 1 Kings 18:15
Obadiah was very concerned about going to Ahab on Elijah’s behalf. He feared that Elijah would abandon him. But Elijah said that if the King would come to meet him, he would be there. It’s a fairly simple statement but don’t miss the significant point in its simplicity. Eliah was giving Obadiah his word that he would present himself to the King if the King, in fact, came to meet him.
We would say today that his ‘word was as good as gold.’ Is your word good as gold? If you say you’ll pray for someone, do you? If you say you’ll be some place at a certain time, do you make the other party wait? If you say the project will be done by a certain date, do you make excuses as to why it is still in process?
We all stumble and I’m afraid this is an area we can all improve upon. Ask the Lord to help you to do what you say you are going to do (or not make the promise in the first place).