Let My Word Be Good

John Tilton


Deuteronomy 23:21-23 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. But if you refrain from making a vow, you will not be guilty. Whatever your lips utter you must be sure to do, because you made your vow freely to the Lord your God with your own mouth.


It is a fearful thought that I would make a vow to the Lord our God and either be slow to fulfill it or fail to fulfill it. The scriptures state that it’s better not to make a vow then fail to fulfill it. It is clear hear that the one’s word and vow is so important to keep. I liken it to God’s word that is truth and eternal. Imagine if we could not depend on God’s word being the truth and eternal.


Yet, we often do in fact fail to keep our vow to God when we sin. God’s demand may come on judgment day. I am grateful that the grace of Jesus Christ enables and allows me a second chance to make good on my word to God.


Dear Lord, I know that my intent with my vows are based on good intent. However, it is the human carnality in me that causes me to fall short. Thank you for your grace and mercy allowing me time and second and subsequent chances to make good on my word, so that on judgment day I pray that I stand before you whole and obedient.

Devotions for March 13

Deuteronomy 22,23,24
Galatians 4

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