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“I will” can either express a simple future action or a promise future state.
“I will be faithful to you, in good times and in…”
“I promise to tell the truth…”
Do we live in a time of the fear of commitment, a phobia of promise?
The marriage rate is down while the divorce rate is up.
Involvement in church and participation in compassionate causes are both down.
Are we becoming a society that fears putting itself on the line or being pinned down by responsibility and obligation.
To escape the awkwardness and embarrassment of saying no, we avoid our obligations and responsibilities by simply being elsewhere when we’re needed.
Multiple stories of actions and lifestyles and decision proliferate.
An 89 year old man, Eleazer said:
“Therefore, by manfully giving up my life now,
I will prove myself worthy of my old age,
and I will leave to the young a noble example
of how to die willingly and generously
for the revered and holy laws.”
This is how he died,
leaving in his death a model of courage
and an unforgettable example of virtue
not only for the young but for the whole nation.”
A forum and a foundation regularly gives examples of this https://www.denisonforum.org.