Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
“To Vow or not to Vow”
Text: Leviticus 27:19
“And if he who dedicates the field ever wishes to redeem it, then he must add one-fifth of the money of your valuation to it, and it shall belong to him.”
“To Vow or not to Vow,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
The best answer to this question is found in Ecclesiastes 5:5
“Better not to vow than to vow and not pay.”
The Book of Leviticus shows us that Sacrifices belong to God for what He has done for you and I; and Vows belong to you and I for what we voluntarily promise to do for God.
When we consider the Perfect and Completed work that Jesus has done for us at the Cross; presenting our Life to Him daily as a Living Sacrifice is Our reasonable sacrifice to Him.(Rom.12:1-2).
The Sacrifice of our life belongs to God.
Yet Vows belong and depend upon you and I voluntarily promising to do something for God with our own strength. Our history shows us that we are doomed to fail. This is why, under the Law, God allowed Israel to redeem their vow with a 20 percent penalty for “non-performance.”
The purpose of this was to show us the all sufficiency of what “God has done for us” by His Perfect Sacrifice; and the futility of anything we could ever do for Him. In fact, the Only thing we can do for Him is Surrender our Life to Him as a Living Sacrifice!
God’s Sacrifice was All Sufficient and our Vows are unnecessary for our salvation. Jesus Did All The Work For Our Salvation!
Our Surrendered Life of Love, Trust, and Obedience to Him is all that He requires.
If we want to make a vow to God we should think it through carefully in prayer, asking Holy Spirit to help us discern the Will of God concerning this vow. (Phil.2:12-13) If it is the Will of God then Holy Spirit will Empower and Enable us to fulfill our vow. He did this for Hannah (1Sam.1:11, 27-28), and He will do this for you I - if our vow is God’s will for you and I.
Warrior at your side,
Jesus and Billy