Is a solemn promise, commitment, or a guaranty. Something that you voluntarily (of your own free will), purposed in your heart to do. You must pay all vows that you make! The bible says, "Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay" (Ecc. 5:5; Ps. 66:13-14). The blessing is not in taking a vow or pledge but comes only after you have fulfilled your promise by paying what you have pledged. The blessing comes though your obedience. We believe in paying our vows in the church (Ps. 22:25). When you have obeyed God concerning what you have promised, then you have peace in knowing that He will do just what He has promised (Prov. 7:14). "There hath not failed one word of all His good promise" (I Kings 8:56).


From the Pastor