Keep your promises to God

Deuteronomy Bible Background

03.14.2017 – Old Testament: Deu 23.21–23

To read the Bible in a year, read Deuteronomy 23–25 on March 14, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

Do you expect, perhaps even demand, that God keep His promises? What about you? Can He count on you to keep your promises? The Bible says,

“When you make a vow to the LORD your God, you shall not delay to pay it; for the LORD your God will surely require it of you, and it would be sin to you. But if you abstain from vowing, it shall not be sin to you. That which has gone from your lips you shall keep and perform, for you voluntarily vowed to the LORD your God what you have promised with your mouth” (Deuteronomy 23.21–23).

You do not have to make vows to the Lord, but if you do, and do not keep it, you have sinned. If you doubt whether you can keep your word to Him, do not make the promise, otherwise, if you make it, keep it no matter what.


  • Have you kept all your promises to God?
  • Have you made any promises to Him?

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