Sacrifice thank offerings to God, fulfill your vows to the Most High, Psalm 50:14
Being thankful and fulfilling promises are two things that are not very common among most people. In today’s society, many people feel as if they are entitled to what they get. Often they feel as if they are entitled to more than what they get, so they are not very grateful for what they have.
Many will complain when things do not go their way or they do not get what they want, rather than being thankful for the blessings they already have.
Along with not being thankful, people will not fulfill their promises or vows. Promises are done in contracts, and then people try to use lawyers to claim that one of the parties broke the contract and so they no longer have to fulfill it.
Marriage vows are commonly broken every day all over the world. Relationships and divorce outside of marriage are common.
Asaph reminds the people to sacrifice, or offer, thank offerings to God and to fulfill their vows to Him.
Just as with the world, people inside the church often are not thankful or fulfilling their vows. As sacrificial thank offering is one thanks being given in a bad situation. Life is going horrible, yet one is thankful to God for being with him and bringing him through the situation.
In the church many people will make a promise to God, or when they are going through a bad situation one will make a promise to God if God gets him out of the situation. Yet, often, when the church service is over, or when the situation is cleared, the vow is forgotten.
God has never broken any of His promises. In the same way, believers should never break their promise. It is an example of God’s faithfulness to this world.
Take a moment to think about how grateful you are for what you do have. Do not dwell on what you do not have, but what God has already blessed you with. Now, sacrifice some thanks to God for what you have, even those bad situations in your life, which are there to build you and others in Jesus.
Also take a moment to think about the promises you have made, both to God and to people. Work on fulfilling each promise, just as God is fulfilling His promises to you.
God will work in and through you as you are thankful and faithful.
I pray today that you will know God’s faithfulness to you; that God will strengthen you to be faithful; that you will give thanks to God for everything in your life; and that you will fulfill every promise you make to people and God.