When you make a vow to God, do not delay in
He has no pleasure in
fools; fulfill your vow.
It is better not to vow than to make a vow and not
Do not let your mouth lead you into sin. And do not
protest to the temple messenger, "My vow was a
Why should God be angry at
what you say and destroy the work of your hands?
Much dreaming and many words are meaningless.
Therefore stand in awe
is the Word of the Lord ... It is meant to
change the way we think, and the way we live.
by Bob Pardue
What did You
Promise God Today?
In the Jewish community vows
were taken very seriously. Why shouldn't promises
be just as important today?
The dictionary describes a
vow as ...
"An earnest promise to
perform a specified act or behave in a certain
manner, especially a solemn promise to live and act
in accordance with the rules of a religious order:
take the vows of a nun."
When the Israelites made
vows, they were expected to keep them so Solomon
warns about making empty promises to God.
Better not to make a vow than to
make one and not be able to keep it. It's even
better to make a vow and follow through.
"Your Word is Your
I've heard this quote all my
life but some people can make promises to someone
with no intention of ever keeping it. This is where
trust and love disappears so be careful about what
you promise - and to whom. Don't make vows to God
or to other people that you know you cannot keep.
Become the person who keeps
his or her word. First, you will become known as a
reliable and trustworthy person and second, God
will bless a kept promise if it is within His
Love in Christ
If you have never made the
commitment to receive the love and life-changing
experience of Jesus Christ, please take a moment to
3:16 for more