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Scooby_Snacks
Dec 20th 2009, 11:35 PM
Hello to All!

I am often lead to Numbers Chaper 30 in my reading.
Making vows.



This reading is from the Old Testament and We are now under Grace.
Breaking a promise is a choice, and what I do understand is that with every choice, comes consequence, positive or negative.

Does anyone have some wisdom regarding this chapter in scripture?

What does it say to you in your spirit?

I am certain I have been lead to read it for a reason...

No one makes good choices all of the time.
Is making a Vow to God something that should be avoided?
When is it something that is good?

I thank you for engaging my question. :)

IsItLove?
Dec 21st 2009, 01:29 AM
NASB (http://dev.bible.org/drupal/Bible_Copyrights)
biblegateway Num 30:9 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?version=49&search=Num+30:9)
"But the vow of a widow or of a divorced woman, everything by which she has bound herself, shall stand against her.


SO Keep your vows.


30:9 “But every vow of a widow or of a divorced woman which she has pledged for herself will remain intact. 20 (http://net.bible.org/bible.php?book=Num&chapter=30#n20) 30:10 If she made the vow in her husband’s house or put herself under obligation with an oath, 30:11 and her husband heard about ( the husband of the divorced woman ) it, but remained silent about her, and did not overrule her, then all her vows will stand, and every obligation which she pledged for herself will stand. 30:12 But if her husband clearly nullifies (still in authority) 21 (http://net.bible.org/bible.php?book=Num&chapter=30#n21) them when he hears them, then whatever she says 22 (http://net.bible.org/bible.php?book=Num&chapter=30#n22) by way of vows or obligations will not stand. Her husband has made them void, and the Lord will release her from them.


This shows what I had suspected, that a divorce is about putting away your wife. but we see here she remains your wife, just no longer living in your house with you. This is why no one should marry a divorced woman because she is still married.

Today divorce seems to have a totally different meaning then back in the day. Anyone who takes anothers wife or husband is breaking the covenant.

If the covenant is broken are not both parties free of it?
As long as your mate has not broken the covenant you should remain faithful and seek restoration of the relationship because you are still married even when divorced.


Opinions?

Beckrl
Dec 22nd 2009, 10:47 PM
Concerning a vow unto God.



When thou shalt vow a vow unto the LORD thy God, thou shalt not slack to pay it: for the LORD thy God will surely require it of thee; and it would be sin in thee.

22But if thou shalt forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in thee. 23That which is gone out of thy lips thou shalt keep and perform; even a freewill offering, according as thou hast vowed unto the LORD thy God, which thou hast promised with thy mouth. (Deu.23:21-23)


It compasses all vows unto God, even bethrothal, married, widowed, freewill offering etc. [ even a vow to not cut your hair]

But if thou forbear to vow, restrian from vowing it shall be no sin.