2 If a man vows a vow to the Lord, or swears an oath to bind himself by a pledge, he shall not break his word. He shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.
Observation: Vows… Pledges… Promises… They are serious stuff. These statements define and shape us in a way we can never realize. God emphasizes to the Children of Israel just how important their words are to Him. God created them in His image and as such endowed them with a creative ability. Their words create a reality in the same way His words spoke light into existence. If they promise something they must fulfill it.
Application: During this competition, I have continuously stated my desire to lose 50 pounds. My words guide me in such a way that I am creating a new reality. My words define my actions and therefore work with God to create something new.
Prayer: God, let me see how your creative power in me creates and defines the new reality around me. Let me follow you and as such seek to create a reality that honors you.