Fulfill Your Vows
Do you take your vows seriously?
The Bible makes it very clear that a vow or promise of any kind is not to be taken lightly. Once we’ve given our word, it becomes a binding contract to be fulfilled. So, before agreeing to any terms, we must carefully consider the consequences. This concept is rarely taught and seldom applied in our current generation. 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. If the original condition changes, many people think they should just have negotiated a better deal. The reason most Christians aren’t able to claim God’s promises is because they’re not willing to meet His prerequisites. We read in 1 John that God will answer our prayers when we do the things that are pleasing in His sight and keep His commands.
Now granted, God may have a better plan than what we request, but the point is that He expects us to fulfill our obligations. Few scriptural principles are clearer than that of keeping our vows. This means literally keeping our word to both God and others. Make Him Lord over everything in your life. He’ll give you the strength and the desire to honor your word. David, the author of Psalm 65, “For you, God have heard my vows; you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name… I will ever sing in praise of your name and fulfill my vows day after day.”
And if you struggle fulfilling vows because of credit card debt, contact Christian Credit Counselors. They’ll create a debt management plan that will work for you. For more information call the Crown Helpline: 800-722-1976 or visit online at crown.org/ccc.