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Your Vows Are Binding Upon Me

June 5, 2018


Your Vows Are Binding Upon Me

Although we  can  find ourselves  in a position  of being unable  to keep a promise,  God is always able  to keep His promises.     When another person makes a promise  to us,  we realize  that there is a possibility that — for any number of reasons — they might not keep their promise.     It could be  that they just  feel like being unfaithful,  or never had any intention  of keeping their “promise”.    Or,  possibly it became  beyond their ability.

God is righteous,  true  and holy  in all His ways.     It is impossible  for God to lie.     His almighty power means  He has the ability  to always keep His promises  to us.    What God promises us  in His word  are a vow  from Him.     That is why He tells us  to trust Him  and have faith  in Him.     God has vowed.     We can trust  that God will save our souls  and help us  to walk according to His word,  as we put our faith  in Him.

It is God’s word — His promises — that we need  to put our confidence in.     They are not promises  of earthly wealth,  perfect health,  or business success.     They are promises  to sustain us  in every challenge we face — to strengthen our faith  in times  of trouble — to give us the courage  to do what is right  in His eyes.

When King David faced his enemies,  he praised God’s word  to him.     David declared his trust  in God’s promises.     In Psalm 56:9-13, David wrote,

Then my enemies will turn back  in the day when I call;       This I know, that God is for me.       In God, whose word I praise,       In the LORD, whose word I praise,       In God I have put my trust, I shall not be afraid.       What can man do to me?       Your vows are binding upon me, O God;       I will render thank offerings to You.       For You have delivered my soul from death,       Indeed my feet from stumbling,       So that I may walk before God       In the light of the living.

Then  my enemies will turn back  in the day when I call;
This I know,  that God is for me.
In God,  whose word I praise,
In the LORD,  whose word I praise,
In God  I have put my trust,  I shall not be afraid.
What can man do  to me?

Your vows are binding  upon me,  O God;
I will render thank offerings  to You.
For You have delivered my soul  from death,
Indeed  my feet  from stumbling,
So that I may walk  before God
In the light  of the living.    

David is confident  of God’s protection  because David’s whole being  is thanking God  for the vows  God has made.     David knows  that God is definitely good.     David praises God  because God grants eternal life  and keeps us  on the straight-and-narrow,  so that we may always live  in the light  of God’s righteous ways.

Let us look  at God’s absolute goodness  in His word.     Let us study  God’s vows  to us — and let us  praise God’s goodness  as is right and good  for all to do.     Then,  we will say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  thank You  for giving me  Your word  and showing me the way  to eternal life  through faith  in Christ Jesus only.     Your ways are always so right  and good.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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