GIF Priorities in Business
“A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. Rich and poor have this in common: The Lord is the Maker of them all.”
(Proverbs 22:1-2 NIV)
Priorities in Business
by Larry Burkett
It is clear in God’s Word that a vow (promise) of any kind is not to be taken lightly. Once someone has given his or her word, it becomes a binding contract to be fulfilled. Thus before agreeing to any terms, it is assumed that an individual has carefully considered the consequences.
For the current generation, this concept is rarely taught and seldom applied. Often a vow is deemed something made under one set of circumstances that may be broken under another–whether it be a financial agreement or a marriage. The original conditions may change and one begins to think he or she should have negotiated a better “deal.”
The reason that most Christians aren’t able to claim God’s promises is because they are not willing to meet His prerequisites. We read in 1 John 3:21-22 that God will answer our prayers when we do the things that are pleasing in His sight and keep His commandments.
Few scriptural principles are clearer than that of keeping our vows—literally keeping our word—both to God and to others.
“Make vows to the Lord your God and fulfill them” (Psalm 76:11).
Daily Scripture Reading:
Joshua 23-Judges 1