Do we make vows to "convince" ourselves and others of our commitment to do good, be honorable and live virtuously? Do we find ourselves making "vows" thinking they will deter "dishonorable" behavior, when we know we are not "naturally" inclined to be virtuous? Do vows really change our ability to overcome temptation? Do vows give us virtue, or is virtue and purity of life the FULFILLMENT OF UNSPOKEN VOWS? James 5:12, "...do not swear, either by heaven or earth or by any other oath, but let your "yes" be your "yes" and your "no" be your "no", so that you may not fall under condemnation". DO VOWS GIVE US VIRTUE, OR DOES VIRTUE COME FROM OUR UNALTERABLE RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD?
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