Keep Your Vow

When you vow a vow to God, do not delay paying it, for He has no pleasure in fools. Pay what you vow. It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay. ~ Ecclesiastes 5:4-5

So many of us take for granted that the LORD is holy, so we make vows or promises to Him that we don’t keep. We often think about these vows or promises as just specific actions we vow or promise to do, but what if it’s more than that? When we accept that free gift of salvation and begin our walk with God, we’re making a vow to Him. We’re making a promise that we’re never going to turn away from Him. That we’ll always follow Him, but so many of us take this vow for granted and get drawn away by the world and all of its shiny toys.

Maybe if we focused more on who God is and not on what our flesh wants, maybe we wouldn’t forget our first love. Maybe we would be able to withstand the temptation of the evil one. Maybe we will be able to be one of the five virgins that make it into Marriage Supper of the Lamb instead of one whose oil has run out.

We, the Church, are the soul of the world. If we can’t keep our vow to God that we will always follow Him, then how can we lead the world to His light? We’re dividing ourselves over what has been established as sin from before the Law of Moses was even given. We’re dividing ourselves over feelings and emotions rather than uniting over the love we have for our Creator. Our vow to follow Christ and all that He does is more than just empty words or even a promise. It’s a covenant between us and God that we will follow Him from this day on and forever. Never let the temporary things of this world draw you away from the eternal things of God.

Peace. Love. Go Forth and Keep Your Vow.

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