Nehemiah 10:29 They clave to their brethren, their nobles, and entered into a curse, and into an oath, to walk in God’s law, which was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of the LORD our Lord, and his judgments and his statutes;
We know that by human strength we cannot please God, but the love of God and His law that motivates us to recommit to Him is laudable. God sees the sincerity in the heart and by the Holy Spirit, a better covenant makes it possible to fully live for God. Note that this is a comprehensive oath not just to walk in God’s law, but to observe and do commandments, judgments and statutes. The people accept the curses that will fall on them if they break their vows … this is serious business … God is being feared and respected again …
Oath taking is a sign of absolute and serious rededication, not something to be taken lightly. God wants to taken seriously and not trifled with. One has seen several attempts to lighten the gravity of spiritual encounters and crack jokes even during prayers of repentance. …
Mar 9:39 But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me.
The right sense of gravity is important to obtain a commitment that will endure.
Verses for further meditation
Psalm 119:128 ; Psalm 37:5
Thoughts for Business and the work place
Without clear plans of what will change; Commitments are useless.
Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, send wisdom to put vision and commitment in clear action steps of change. Amen
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