THE BOOK OF NUMBERS
BIBLE STUDY ON
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Hi everybody, and welcome back again to Daily Bread!
We're heading into the home stretch of the book of Numbers now, and in our
last segment we learned about the offerings that God's people gave daily, on
the Sabbath, each month, and on feast days. You'll notice when you read
about offerings in your Bible that often times the Lord mentions that an
offering is for a sweet savour unto the Lord. When the sacrifice was
burnt, the smoke would rise to heaven and God liked the way it smelled.
It's kinda similar to the way we may like the smell of a candle. It was His
people's gift to Him.
Now then, the next thing that the Lord
told Moses to tell the children of Israel about was vows. If a man makes a
promise to the Lord or commits himself with an oath or a promise or gives
his word or swears (pledges) something, he should not break his word, but he
should do whatever he vowed.
If a woman is still in her youth and
lives in her father's house, and her father hears her make a vow, if he
doesn't object to it, then she is responsible for keeping her vows. But if
her father doesn't allow her in the day that he hears the vows, then she is
not held to her vows and the Lord will forgive her because her father
disallowed her. The same applies to a woman if she has a husband.
BIBLE VERSES LESSON WITH VOWS BIBLE VERSES EXPLANATION AND VOWS BIBLE VERSES
Every vow of a widow, and of a
divorced woman shall stand unless the husband made her vows invalid on the
day he heard them. Then she is not responsible for them and the Lord will
A woman's husband may establish or
make void any vow and any binding oath she makes to humble the soul. If a
husband holds his peace on the day he heard his wife vow, and then later
disallows it, then he will bear her guilt.
This is what Jesus said about vows in
Matthew 5:34-36: But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by
heaven; for it is God's throne: Nor by earth; for it is his footstool:
neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King. Neither shalt
thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or
Is that great advice or what?! How
many times have you heard these words ... YOU PROMISED ... ? The next
time you're requested or compelled to make a promise, it may behoove you
not to swear to something, but to just try your best. Unforeseen
circumstances are more common than not and well intended deeds can get
foiled in the blink of an eye. If you simply do your best without the
commitment of a promise, not only does it release you from do or die
situations but any guilt you may feel for not keeping your word is
eliminated as well.
VOWS BIBLE VERSES INFORMATION WITH VOWS BIBLE VERSES MEANING
AND VOWS BIBLE VERSES DISCUSSION
Never forget the forgiveness factor!
These were laws from the Old Testament. Some people feel bound by an oath
when sometimes it wasn't the Lord's will to begin with. Do you think the
Lord wants to hold you to something that makes you unhappy and/or that
doesn't fulfill His will just cuz you agreed to it in deception? It sure
seems like such a thing could affect a person enough to interfere with their
relationship with the Lord, doesn't it? He knows we make mistakes. He
knows that we need His understanding and forgiveness. He also
wants us to spend the precious moments of our lives happily serving Him,
not sorrowfully living out promises that separate us from Him. As we study
through this Old Testament, and compare it to our lives today, it's easy to
see how similar we are to God's people from those times. He saw that they
couldn't do it without His mercy and grace, and we need it DAILY. That's
right, we need Him every day.
Be sure to join us next time when we
learn about Israel going to war against the Midianites, right here at Daily