“Do not keep talking so proudly or let your mouth speak such arrogance, for the LORD is a God who knows, and by him deeds are weighed.” 1 Samuel 2:3
Hannah was getting older and had no children. She cried out to God in desperation for a son and God heard her prayers. She vowed that she would give the child over to God. After Samuel was born, Hannah brought him to the temple to live and work there. She had fulfilled her vow to God with her son.
Once she gave Samuel over to the priest, she gave praise to God. One part of that praise is her stating that no one should talk proudly because God knows the deeds of a person and watches them carefully. There were many other women who had many children, but did not fulfill their vows to God. They did not honor God with their lives or their children as Hannah had done.
People have not changed over the years. People pray for God to do something and promise that if God does it, they will do something, but in the end do not fulfill their promise. They end up boasting that God answered their prayers, or boasting how God loves them and gives them what they desire. Yet, in the end they do not do what they said they would do.
God sees what they are doing and not doing. He sees all the work they do and knows for what purpose it was done.
In your life, you may have promised God something if He answered a prayer. God answered that prayer. Have you done the work you said you would do for God?
Allow God to weigh your work and find it is fulfilled as promised and not to be found short, but completely filled. Do not allow yourself to promise God something, and then not finish that promise. God knows and weighs everything you say and do.
Are those things for God or for yourself only?
I pray today that you will honor God with all you say and do; that you will fulfill all of your promises to God; that your work will be what God wants you to do; and that you will not boast in yourself but in God alone.