BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Of Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
TUESDAY JUNE 4, 2019
Psalm 76:11 Vow, and pay unto the LORD your God: let all that be round about him bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.
Believers are often called upon to make vows or pledges for the work of God.This will state how much he or she will give within a given period of time. Children of God must be careful when making a vow.
In addition to the reading text of today, the following scripture should guide you.
2 Corinthians 8:12-13
12. For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.
13. For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened:
Take note of the following facts:
i. Do not make a vow or pledge in a rush. Ponder well before doing so.
ii. Do not commit yourself to pledging an amount which you have no ability or opportunity to redeem.
iii. Do not specify a time limit which you are uncertain of.
iv. Do not submit to force or pressure to make a vow or pledge.
v. Firmly resist vowing if you are not willing or convinced to do so.
vi. When you make a vow or pledge ensure that you redeem it, because it is a sin to vow and not redeem it.
vii. If it is applicable, let an “If” be in your promise, such as “I will give this or do this if …”
viii. In case of some accidents of life which make you sincerely incapable of redeeming your vow or pledge, contact the church and make your case known for their consideration and Spirit-guided decision.
Thought for The Day:
Ask for godly wisdom and spiritual guidance before making your vows.
Song for The Day:
O God our help in ages past, our hope for years to come......
Bible Reading for The Day:
2 Chronicles 13-16; John 14.
PASTOR PAUL RIKA