3 Bible Tips: Commitment
M. Scott Peck writes that commitment—the determination to faithfully perform our vows, promises and responsibilities—is essential in all successful relationships: "Commitment is the foundation, the bedrock of any genuinely loving relationship" (The Road Less Traveled, p. 140). What does the Bible say about our commitments?
1. Being faithful even in our small commitments is as important as training for bigger responsibilities.
"He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much" (Luke 16:10).
2. Being a Christian is a total, full-time commitment.
"But Jesus said to him, 'No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God'" (Luke 9:62).
3. God has an unshakable commitment to us.
"Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, 'I will never leave you nor forsake you'" (Hebrews 13:5).