When we are in trouble, need healing, help, we cry out to God! Please help us! Please do something! Anything! If you do it, we will honour you! We will worship you with everything we have and everything we do. Please God, have mercy on me! I’m suffering! If you bless me with work I will honour you with my finances and everything else you want! Please Lord, it goes our monolog! We push, we plead, we beg, we ask and we refuse to give up until we hear back!
God is Love, Mercy, and Grace. He answers! He loves us so much! And when we get what we need, God so often in our lives and hearts automatically moves to the secondary position! After all, we got what we wanted! We don’t need God anymore! He, with His demands and rules, is becoming more of an obstacle than a friend! Why suffer for His kingdom! Why obey His commandments! Why give what we promised! We move with our lives and we so quickly forget who made it all possible! Who was the Giver?! Who blessed us with what we have?! What a shame! What a tragedy! Sooner or later God will remind everyone about their promises and their pledges to Him!
It is not because He wants you to pay for the gift that He gave you freely! It is because He wants you to keep the promise that you gave to Him! What do you call someone that promises one thing and does something else? A liar! And liars will not inherit the Kingdom of God!
What happened? When did something else become more important than the Living God? When did your heart change? After that baby come to life? When you got that job you were waiting for so long? Promotion perhaps, that requires now more time from you and Church and the Word of God was pushed aside? What was it? When did it happen? Right away, or it took you some time to push Him away?
Time will come to give what we owe! Unfortunately for the promise breakers, God has a good memory if He chooses to remember! Will He find you guilty?
When you repeatedly cheat God. When you break your promises over and over again! His ears will be effected, be sure of it! One day He will not answer you! One day He will refuse to listen! One day, when you come for more, there will be only echo of your own crying, desperate voice! And then a long deafening silence!
Is your house, bank account, wife, kids, work or hobby more important than the One that gave you all of that? I hope not! For your own sake! What are your priorities? Him, or something else?
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Luke 12:34
“When you vow a vow to God, do not delay paying it, for he has no pleasure in fools. Pay what you vow. It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay.” Ecclesiastes 5:4-5write here…
Are you a fool that gave so many promises and yet not keeping them? Have you betrayed God?
If you answer is yes, go back to Him and repent, fulfill your promises given to God and do not make the same mistakes again! He is worthy to be honoured! He deserves our loyalty!
Pastor Artur Pawlowski
PS. Using someone means to play with someone like a tool to get your work done and forget them without continuing any relationship.