Genesis 31:1-21 – Better Not to Vow

Genesis 31:1-21 – Better Not to Vow

George Lichtenberg said this about vows: “To make a vow is a greater sin than to break one.” The reason making the vow is the greater sin is that we couldn’t break a vow if we didn’t make it in the first place. And most vows somehow end up broken. In today’s lesson, the Lord is going to remind Jacob of the vows he made when he first met Him at Bethel. And as we will see in our study, they certainly weren’t necessary to get God’s favor; Jacob already had that; but he made the vows anyway, and it’s doubtful that he kept them.

George