Pastor Tim Romero

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Leviticus 27:14-15

Leviticus 27:14–15 (ESV): 14 "When a man dedicates his house as a holy gift to the Lord, the priest shall value it as either good or bad; as the priest values it, so it shall stand. 15 And if the donor wishes to redeem his house, he shall add a fifth to the valuation price, and it shall be his."

Making a vow to God is serious business that requires fulfillment. Jesus said It's better to let your yes be yes and your no be no rather than to vow to God and not keep it (Matt 5:33-37).

Moses was given instruction from the Lord regarding making a special vow to God. If anyone was inclined to vow his animals, property or crops to the Lord then he must complete it lest he sin against the Lord. It was possible to redeem the vow by paying the temple a redemption fee of the valuation plus twenty percent. Then the vow was considered complete.

God takes this very serious, ask Ananias and Sapphira. They dedicated the proceeds of their property to the Lord and then lied about the amount so they could keep part of it. God struck them down as a result. Christian listen up, there is no requirement to vow or dedicate anything to the Lord so its best not to practice it. If you do be sure to follow through lest you feel the brunt of the discipline of the Lord.

Father, we thank You for being immutable, You never change. The rules will always be the rules and thus what You expect is what we can expect always. Keep us consistent and help us follow through with what we promise. We want to emulate Your nature and character so fill us with Your Spirit that we might live and love like You. We commit these things to You in Jesus name, amen.
Numbers 1:2-3
Leviticus 26:3-4

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