Too much activity gives you restless dreams; too many words make you a fool.
When you make a promise to God, don’t delay in following through, for God takes no pleasure in fools. Keep all the promises you make to him. It is better to say nothing than to make a promise and not keep it. Don’t let your mouth make you sin. And don’t defend yourself by telling the Temple messenger that the promise you made was a mistake. That would make God angry, and he might wipe out everything you have achieved.
Talk is cheap, like daydreams and other useless activities. Fear God instead.
I was like, on my..this is my life. I make so many promises to God and then as quickly as I make them, I forget them or try to backtrack. I seem to also stay in a world of busyness giving way to restless dreams. Sometimes I don't sleep well due to all the things I am thinking. I talk a lot to God and sometimes, like in these verses it's just chatter and it means nothing. God wants us to be intentional with our words and actions. Do what you say you are going to do and in the meantime, shut up unless what you are saying has value. It's not that we can't chit chat with God, it's just sometimes all it is is chatter and there are not real actions behind the words.
Thank you Lord for reminding me of these truths.