12Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee.
13For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?
Vow of God
The vows of God are upon all of His children! What an amazing thought. Have you ever thought about God making a vow to you, as His child? God has made a binding vow to love and care for each and every one of His children. How can we do less than render all of our thankfulness and praise unto Him?
In that vow of God, He has promised to deliver our souls from death and will keep our feet from falling so that we may walk before Him in the light of the living. Is it too presumptuous for us to expect any less from God in our day than in the day David wrote these words, over 2000 years ago, in Psalm 56?
Do we, as children of God, walk as though we are aware of God's perfect love and protection? In our day to day activities, is it obvious to those around us that our lives are committed to Him? Why is it that we expect so much from God, but require so little of ourselves in return?
In a day when the world is quickly turning against anything that has to do with God, where are the believers? Are we being the salt of this earth that God commands us to be? Or, are the things of the world so ingrained in us that it is hard to tell the difference between us and the unbelievers around us?
Why is it, that in a "Christian" nation, such as the United States, God is being outlawed from public schools and government buildings throughout the land? We can publicly pray to a false God, but not the real God. The very things our founding fathers feared are quickly becoming the norm in this country.
There is more to being a Christian than receiving eternal life! Let us, by God's grace, stand up and live our lives in a manner pleasing to God. As we ponder the vow of God, let us also ponder our own vows to Him.
One last question--when we stand before Christ, in the final day, will he say to us, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant."?
God Bless You,