Vows are Serious Promises!

Num 30 A vow is serious and one that, if made, must be kept. When we stand before the magistrate or the pastor who is performing our marriage, we make promises to love and comfort, honor and keep and forsake all others, meaning we will be wholly true to the one to whom we recite these words all the days we are married. In court, we take a vow to tell the truth, and we end it with “so help me, God.”  If we invoke that name, it means that we are serious, and God takes serious notice of those who make vows. They are binding and ones that cannot be revoked.

 In fact, it is so serious that even King Solomon noted it: “When you make a vow to God, don’t delay fulfilling it, because He does not delight in fools. Fulfill what you vow.  Better that you do not vow than that you vow and not fulfill it.  Do not let your mouth bring guilt on you, and do not say in the presence of the messenger that it was a mistake.” [Eccl 5:4-6]

Where have you made a vow, and are you keeping it?

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