January 14, Vows to God

Today’s reading: Psalms 66-70

“I will come to your temple with burnt offerings and fulfill my vows to you—vows my lips promised and my mouth spoke when I was in trouble” - Psalm 66:13-14

A pastor once said that God will collect on promises we make in times of war during times of peace. What exactly did he mean? When you are in a tough place, you can say, “God if you get me out of this, I will do such and such” or “If you help me, I will never do this or that again.” You cannot see God, however, and you can easily forget those promises when the pressure is removed from your life. When the crisis passes, God may remind you about those promise you made to Him. We read in Acts 18:18 that Paul, “Before he sailed, he had his hair cut off at Cenchreae because of a vow he had taken.” Have you made any promises to God on which you have not made good? Have you made a pledge to give to a cause, and then backed out of your commitment? Have you vowed to read or pray more? If so, then today is a good day to ask His forgiveness and to start fulfilling the vows you chose to make.