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  • Writer's pictureRICHARD DEAN BROOKS



25It is a trap to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider one’s vows.

20: 25   This proverb points out the danger of making a vow impulsively and then reconsidering it. God takes vows seriously and requires that they be carried out (Deuteronomy 23: 21-23). We often have good intentions when making a vow because we want to show God that we are determined to please him. Jesus, however, says we would be better off not making promises to him because he knows how difficult they are to keep (Matthew 5: 33-37). If you still feel you must make a vow, be aware of the consequences of breaking it. (In Judges 11, Jephthah made a rash promise to sacrifice the first thing he saw on his return home. As it happened, he saw his daughter first.) It is better not to make promises than to make them and then later refuse to follow through.

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This is one I learned the hard way of what not to do to GOD. when i first got in the dope game.(the one that put me in prison for 10 yrs) I asked GOD to protect me for 1 yr,and i would quit! And what a stupid thing to do, because money, power, women, people to do something like work, or just about anything I wanted became available for little or nothing. So I started selling dope and the next thing I know it was 11 months later and my connection quit selling dope! (which was really GOD reminding me to honor my promise) But what did i do? found another connection!! and back to business!! Well 3.5 months later i got raided!!! (which was GOD collecting on a promise I made and broke. long story short, ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and NEVER make a promise you can't keep! ESPECIALLY if it is with GOD!!!! By Richard Dean Brooks

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