DCLM Daily Manna Today 6th March 2021 Devotional – Weigh Your Promises
You are reading Today’s DCLM Daily Manna Devotional for Today Saturday 6th February 2021; written by Pastor W.F Kumuyi. May you be blessed as you read on.
TOPIC: WEIGH YOUR PROMISES
TEXT: JUDGES 11:29-40
Key Verse: “And it came to pass, when he saw her, that he rent his clothes, and said, Alas, my daughter! thou hast brought me very low, and thou art one of them that trouble me: for I have opened my mouth unto the LORD, and I cannot go back” – Judges 11:35
OUTLINE: DCLM DAILY MANNA 6TH MARCH 2021 DEVOTIONAL
During a turbulent debate and a series of controversial statements by a president of the US, a lawyer and senior editor who worked with a journal in Washington was asked to give historical perspectives on the development. Without hesitating, he said: “Every president overpromises and under-delivers”. He had closely studied the conduct of the presidents of his day and those before them and arrived at the conclusion that these leaders were quick at making pledges but slow in implementing them.
Contrast these leaders with another personality in Scripture who recognised that there must not be a disconnect between making a vow and honouring it. Jephthah had just been commissioned by Israel to lead a campaign against the Ammonites, who wanted to seize their territory. He promised God that on his return after defeating Ammon, he would appreciate Him with a sacrifice of whatever welcomed him home. He had a triumphant outing.
But alas, it was his daughter, his only child, who received him. Jephthah did not renege; he honoured his vow to the Lord. A key lesson in the story of Jephthah and his vow is that the believer must not make rash vows with respect to giving to God or in our relationships with fellow men. We must weigh our words and remember that God does not joke with them before we commit to promising Him.
There are consequences for promises we make, either before God or man. Centuries later when Jephthah showed up again, this time in the New Testament, he is counted among the heroes of faith. This shows that heavenly rewards await those who stand firm by their decision to follow the Lord even in the face of unexpected challenges.
Thought For Today: God honours those who honour their word.
Bible In One Year: LEVITICUS 25 – 27
Thank you for reading Today’s DCLM Daily Manna 6th March 2021 Devotional – Weigh Your Promises by Pastor W.F Kumuyi. God bless you!