The importance of a Vow

The importance of a Vow

By Pastor Jaco Mostert 2 June 2021
  • proverbs 4:7 “….. With all thy getting, get understanding.”


“ Even before I was a born again believer, I made a vow to God that if He would help me to stop smoking, I will tell everyone of Him who did that for me. Smoking was a very big problem for me and affected my health. I struggled to breathe while sleeping and experienced a lot of discomforts. But in my own strength, I couldn’t get rid of this addiction. I needed God.

After making a vow with God I actually forgot about it. After weeks that passed, I stopped smoking. And still, forgot about the vow. And then one day, I just realized that I was completely free. Even when people smoked around me, it didn’t bother me. After a time, it was like God was tapping me on my shoulder saying “ Can you remember the vow you made with Me?”

At that very moment, I had an awakening, I discovered the Spirit of God. It was supernatural. I then just started talking to God, and burst out in tears, and started to take God very seriously as I also remember the vow I made with Him.”

  • Jaco Mostert

Making a vow with God is a divine exchange and completely scriptural.

  • NUMBERS 3: 2

         When a man makes a vow to the Lord or takes an oath to obligate himself by a pledge,  

         he must not break his word but must do everything he said.

  • Making a vow isn’t something you must take lightly. When making a vow, you are bound by what you said.
  • Make sure to give a lot of thought before making a vow to God.
  • Also, keep in mind that a vow must be made in the line of God’s will.
  • 1 SAMUEL 1: 11

And she made a vow, saying, “Lord Almighty, if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the Lord for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head.”

  • Hannah made a vow to God, which pleased God.
  • God gave her a son, Samuel. Then Hannah also kept her part of the vow.
  • This is a clear example of the divine exchange.

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