His Word Is His Bond

His Word Is His Bond Sermon Illustration

Captain Robert Campbell was a British POW captured by Germany during World War I. When his mother became gravely ill, he begged to visit her. He promised Kaiser Wilhelm II that if he would be allowed to leave captivity and see his mother, he would voluntarily return to be imprisoned again. Campbell was granted his request, and he was a man of his word. Though he could easily have decided to take the easy route and not return, he kept his promise (“The British WWI Prisoner of War Who Returned to Captivity,” BBC News, September 4, 2013, https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-23957605). Similarly, God’s word is trustworthy. When he promises something, he is honor bound to fulfill his promise. His word is his bond.