Leviticus 27:2-7 – 2 “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When a man consecrates by a vow certain persons to the Lord, according to your valuation, 3 if your valuation is of a male from twenty years old up to sixty years old, then your valuation shall be fifty shekels of silver, according to the shekel of the sanctuary. 4 If it is a female, then your valuation shall be thirty shekels; 5 and if from five years old up to twenty years old, then your valuation for a male shall be twenty shekels, and for a female ten shekels; 6 and if from a month old up to five years old, then your valuation for a male shall be five shekels of silver, and for a female your valuation shall be three shekels of silver; 7 and if from sixty years old and above, if it is a male, then your valuation shall be fifteen shekels, and for a female ten shekels.
Often times, people will make promises to others with no intent of following that promise.Perhaps the promise is made to relieve an immediate situation or a promise is made without fully understaning that that commitment means. Either way, it is becoming less and less meaningful when people say, “i promise”. We also have a tendency to say the same to the Lord. When we need an urgent prayer answered, we are quick to say “I promise”, but not so quick to keep that promise.
In today’s scripture, the Lord remind us that “When a man consecrates by a vow certain persons to the Lord,” there is a price/cost associated with it. There is a price/cost we must pay for each vow we make to the Lord. Whether it be an actions, commitment or word, we must understand that each promise we make to God is to be followed by action. We can’t ask God for a job and give our tithes to Him. We can’t promise God we will start attending church if He answers a prayer and never show up. If God kept promises to us like we keep promises to Him, what would your walk look like?
I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!