Thursday, April 2, 2009
Fulfill your vows
“Sacrifice thank offerings to God, fulfill your vows to the Most High.” Psalms 50:14
When you make promises to God, you must fulfill them. This verse sums up my devotion today. It seems that there is a theme. If you look at it Judges 11 Jephthah made a request that if he won a victory, he would sacrifice whatever came out of his front door first. I wonder what he was thinking. But he made the boldest move and made that. I bet he was hoping that a servant, or maybe one of his wives, or if he was lucky a goat. But what who comes out? His one and only daughter. That sucks. I mean come on, you can’t wonder but why in the world would God do something like that. But that is God, he ask nothing but the best of us, even if it hurts. Not because he doesn’t love us, but because he know and where our heart might drift off too. If the sacrifice isn’t worth it, then it’s not a sacrifice. And though it pained Jepththat, he did it.
Lessons to learn. Think before you make promises to God. Okay, besides that, when I make a promise to God, fulfill it. Don’t hesitate, don’t think, don’t ponder, just do it. God expects that out of us. Not because He doesn’t love me, but because he loves me. He knows that a sacrifice is exactly what it should be, a sacrifice. Not something that just passes on the wayside, but something that is difficult to do or to make. When I make a sacrifice, it exactly what it should mean, a sacrifice. Jesus made a sacrifice, he could have just skipped out on me, on mankind. But he didn’t he endured it, he held true to what it was a sacrifice. For me.
Lord thank you for giving me this. What this means, only time will tell, thank you again.