Pin It Now! "What I have vowed I will make good. Salvation comes from the LORD" Jonah 2:9

In chapter 2 of the Book of Jonah, we read Jonah's prayer to God from within the belly of a fish. From there he says: "What I have vowed I will make good. Salvation comes from the LORD". Let's stop there for today's lesson.

Most of us have gone through similar situation though not exactly the same. In our anguish we have cried out to the Lord and have made vows to Him: Lord, if you give me this job, I will be regular with my tithe. If only you save me now, I will follow you the rest of my life... etc. But have we fulfilled these vows when the situations improved and we were delivered out of our distress? Not always would be the honest answer.

It comes easy to make a vow, but fulfilling it requires commitment and conscious efforts. With overwhelming demands of life we might even forget our vows. This can't be!

The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 5:4, When you make a vow to God, do not delay in fulfilling it. It is better not to vow than to make a vow and not fulfill it.

In Deuteronomy we read: If you make a vow to the LORD your God, do not be slow to pay it, for the LORD your God will certainly demand it of you and you will be guilty of sin. (23:21)

Take away for today is: Let us fulfill our vows to our Lord!
3 Responses
  1. raji Says:

    This is a beautiful worthy note.Yes ,it to is our absolute duty to fulfill the vows made by us.We too have the customary of praying for some wish at temple and vowing either to offer god with something or do certain sort of sacrifice.But it is very important that we don't forget those vows made by us and remember God for his blessings.

  2. Unknown Says:

    That is so true. You know, God doesn't really want our vows. He wants us. He desires intimate relationship with us. But, that, also, takes commitment.

    I love your blog. Thanks for inviting me to it. And thanks for visiting mine.


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