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Then you commit a great insult.

Updated on June 20, 2012

Serving others is serving God


How about you?

But in your plenty do not forget the Lord your God. Deut.8:11 New International Version

Be careful with full bellies, for then you commit a great insult.

How about you?

Do you make deals with God? God if you will ________ I will ___. Then when God gives you what you asked for you brazenly neglect to uphold your end of the deal.

“God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing” (Ecclesiastes 12:14). New International Version

How would you feel if someone promised to do something for you if you did something for them first? After you upheld your end of the deal they refuse to uphold their end of the deal. Believe me where I live people do that all the time. Now their promises ain’t worth a piece of used toilet paper.

It is funny. I let them make all these big grand promises just to get me to do what they want me to do, all the whole while they have NO intention of doing what they promise to do. When they are finished they are informed that I will do as they ask AFTER they FIRST fulfill their promises. Oh they try to talk their way out of it, but I jab it at them like a spear:”Why would you make such promises if you do not intend to keep them? Doesn’t that make you a liar? In effect doesn’t that make you a filthy thief? “Needless to say, now they avoid me like the plague.

It is a trap to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider one’s vows. Proverbs 20:25 New International Version

A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds. unknown

How do you think God feels when you make a bargain with Him? When He upholds His end of the deal, you contemptuously refuse to honour your word? Doesn’t that make you a liar? Doesn’t that make you a thief? The next time you ask God for help, why should He waste His time on an unrepentant liar and thief who plays Him for a fool?

When you make a vow to God, do not delay to fulfill it. He has no pleasure in fools; fulfill your vow. It is better not to make a vow than to make one and not fulfill it. Ecclesiastes 5:4-5 New International Version

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Chanan (God is gracious) for all the wonderful gifts You have so graciously blessed me with. Guide me Father on how to use these gifts to best glorify You while helping my fellow man and woman in my daily life. I ask in the name of Your greatest gift to me, Jesus Christ. Amen

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.


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      teacherjoe52 5 years ago

      Hi teaches.

      That is si true.

      That is why it is more important to ask for and obey Gods guidence than to try to make deals with Him.

      As well, when dealing with others, never givin in to the pressure treatment. Take time to discuss it with God.

      When He answers you then let your yes mean yes and your no mean no.

      It makes life much easier

      God bless you.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Making a promise means much to our God. He always keeps his promises to us. Thanks for the reminder.