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THEME: POWER OF VOWS Deuteronomy 23:21-23 “If you make a vow to the Lord your God, do not be slow to pay it, for... Revelation of the Word:


Deuteronomy 23:21-23

“If you make a vow to the Lord your God, do not be slow to pay it, for the Lord your God will certainly demand it of you and you will be guilty of sin. But if you refrain from making a vow, you will not be guilty. Whatever your lips utter you must be sure to do, because you made your vow freely to the Lord your God with your own mouth.”


-A vow in Hebrew is written as neder and it is defined as a binding oath or promise made between two or more parties, that must be honored. Judges 11:30-31 reveals how Jephthah the judge made a vow to the Lord and had to fulfill despite the pain that accompanied it. He requested the Lord that, if he won the battle against the Ammonites, then he would pay it with whatever comes out the door first to him after the conquest. The Lord granted him success and when he came back celebrating, he was shocked to see his only daughter come to meet him. He tore his clothes for he knew that he had to fulfill his vow at all cost. Since a vow is irrevocable and his daughter knew this, she requested him for a duration of two months to bid goodbye to his friends and mourn since she was a virgin and would never be married. Jephthah then sacrificed his only daughter and it was made custom that every year, young women in Israel would go out for four days to commemorate the daughter of Jephthah. This story shows us the seriousness that a vow deserves, even if it means to be paid by death. Sometimes we make vows to God and forget about them, and other times we disregard them or take them lightly. Ecclesiastes 5:4-6 reminds us that, it is better not to make a vow than fail to fulfill it, for the Lord takes no pleasure in fools.


This is the day that the Lord has made we rejoice and are glad in it. We thank You Abba Father for the gift of life and the air that we breath. Thank You for granting us the opportunity to see this new day. We rejoice and are glad in it. We thank You Almighty Father for this far that You brought us and the far that You are taking us. Thank You for Your word that we receive from You each day. May You help us to hear it and do according to Your will. We repent of all our trespasses and humbly ask You to forgive us. We repent of all the vows we have made to You knowingly and unknowingly, and humbly beseech You to forgive us and wash us with Your precious blood. May You increase us in wisdom that when we make vows we may fulfill them, otherwise abstain from making them. May You dear Jesus shepherd us throughout this week and grant us victory in all that we do. May You grant us peace and favor before You and before men. May You heal all our wounds and grant us good success. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now, and forever more. Amen

Blessed Week

Further reading: Proverbs 20:25, Ecclesiastes 5:4-6

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