Seize the Moment – Day 870

S E R V _ : V is for Vow!

The next letter for the acrostic is V for VOW. 

Matthew 5:37(NLT)           


Just say a simple, ‘Yes, I will,’ or ‘No, I won’t.’ 

— Anything beyond this is from the evil one.


A vow is defined as a noun to be “a solemn promise” and as a verb to be “a solemn promise to a specific thing”. At a wedding, a couple does both the noun and the verb when they repeat their vows of commitment to each other. All throughout the Old Testament, we are told that a vow is not to be broken. And then in the New Testament, Jesus spoke to the crowd in His sermon on the mount to not make a vow, but rather let your yes be yes or your no be no.

Is this a contradiction? NO! The concept of the vow, a solemn promise, had been stretched, muddied, modified so much that it had become a contradiction to itself. When someone makes you a promise to do something, then they should show up. When they don’t, the response you normally will hear is “Oh, sorry. I forgot” or “Something else came up and I couldn’t make it.” This is not who we are to be as Christians.

Seize the moment today and be the man or woman of your word. We need to show the world that we are different and keep our promises. There may be times you have to say no, but I challenge you to be ready to say “yes” to the leading of the Holy Spirit. If not, you may miss a blessing.
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