Dec 7, 2018
In chapters 26-27 of the book of Leviticus, God gives the Israelites one last set of instructions. And they have to do with the making of vows. This particular issue doesn’t seem to be one that we struggle with – at least on the surface. But it really has to do with the commitments we make to God. Each of us has probably had a time in our lives where we told God we would do something if He would only help us out of a predicament. It goes something like this: God, if you’ll only help me out of this situation, I’ll read my Bible every day for a year. When the desired rescue takes place, we are usually grateful and may even intend to keep our commitment to God. But in time, we find that our fervor fades and our determination to keep our word slowly ebbs away. It seems that God would have us understand that He takes our vows seriously, even if we don’t. He wants us to be people of integrity, especially when it involves commitments made to Him. So, He provides His people with an escape clause.