Numbers 30:2 Fulfill Your Promise

When a man makes a vow to the LORD or takes an oath to obligate himself by a pledge, he must not break his word but must do everything he said. Numbers 30:2

Right after giving the rules on the various offerings and sacrifices, God tells the people to fulfill all of their vows. God may have been thinking that with all the rules on sacrifices, men would make pledges to do a sacrifice or an offering.  Once a man makes a pledge he is to make sure that he fulfills that pledge by doing what he said he would do.

People like to make promises all the time. Promises to God are especially common during a major disaster or sickness. When going through a difficult time, many people promise God that if He will get them out of that situation they will serve Him more or do something for Him different. Most often that promise is forgotten or ignored, never to be fulfilled.

Not only do people promise God things, but they also promise other people things. Some do actually intend to fulfill them, but are unable to do so. Many are made with no real intention of fulfilling  the promise.

Be careful in what you promise. It does not matter whether it is to God or to another person. When you make that promise, God hears it and holds you to it.

Once you have made a promise, do everything within your ability to fulfill that promise. Do not break your word on it.

Breaking your word on a promise is the same as telling a lie, which is a sin. Do not be like the world and fall into sin. The world, led by Satan, will continue to break their word. They do not like it when a promise is broken to them, but in turn they will break their word.

Who will you be like today?

Jesus, who has fulfilled every promise He has made?

Or Satan, who has broken every promise he has made?

I pray today that God will guide you in the promises you make; that you will only promise what God wants you to promise; that God will strengthen you to fulfill every promise you make; and that you will be a witness of Jesus to this world.


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