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Punishment For Broken Vows

I recently made a vow to GOD that I would not smoke or drink alcahol any more. Now the question is I broke this vow before and made a new one. Does God punish for this type of broken vow?

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 ---Ron on 12/26/06
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WOW! You are so right.
---veronica on 12/7/07


Making a vow is bringing an implicit curse down upon yourself. In the old testament, people would take an animal, cut it in pieces, burn it to charcoal, then say "May God do THIS to me (and more) if I break this vow".

We are supposed to be freed of the curse. This is why Jesus told us not to take oaths or make vows. Just let your "yes" mean "yes".
---StrongAxe on 12/7/07


I have been in the same situation, broken promises to God. Sometime we do pay for that even if we repent. There are always consequences to our sins. The thing that I find the worst though is that the more we do these things, the harder it is to get back to the place with God where we once were. Or the harder it is to get rid of those things in our lives.
---veronica on 12/7/07


Does God punish us if...we sin and repent? The Bible teaches us that He, God, if we confess our sins, is faithful and just to forgive us. He knew we would fail, that is why he sent Christ, repent of the broken vow and ask His forgiveness and strive to be better next time.
---Mitch on 12/6/07


Ron, the important thing is that you have the desire to overcome your destructive habits (alcohol and tobacco). Lift this up to the Lord and he shall guide your path. I wish you the best because both of these habits are hard to overcome.
---Pat on 1/10/07




Ron, for future reference, read Matthew chapter 5, verses 33 through 37.
---AlwaysOn on 1/9/07


One thing I've learnt through watching other Christians, is to never, ever make a vow to God. Because we are human, subject to fall in this flesh. God don't punish his children (born again believers) instead he chastis the ones he loves. God will/can forgive you if you just ask with a sinceir heart. but don't beat yourself up about this, because if you do, that is a stronghold to Satan and he will use that to his advantage, making you miserable.
---Rebecca_D on 12/27/06


I strongly agree with Ryan's answer to this question!!!!
---Mima on 12/27/06


Why are you vowing? Just say "No to smoke and alcohol", and instead, say "Yes to Jesus". Choose this day whom you will serve, Jesus or sin, but you can't have both. And payments are received for both services, so make sure your sowing in the right path.
---Eloy on 12/27/06


You can punish yourself, if that is your will. GOD will allways forgive. PEACE.
---peter8365 on 12/26/06




#1 Your vows are meaningless to God. Man cannot keep a vow; why do you think God made a vow to Abraham only by Himself? Because man cannot keep vows.
---Ryan on 12/26/06


#2 This is why we have the teaching to let our 'yes' be 'yes' and our 'no' be 'no'. For if you vow in the name of the Lord, then you are profaning His name; for there is no greater name to swear by. And when you fail in your foolishly sworn vow, you will give those around you reason to curse God. "Thall shalt not take the Lord God's name in vain." The Spirit would never lead someone to vow anything.
---Ryan on 12/26/06


If your son came to you with the same problem, what would you do?
And if you would do anything would you take into consideration that the harm they are doing to themselves qualifies as part of that punishment?
Is God is going to get you for this? It's up to Him but I do know He is a merciful and wonderful father. Speak to Him about your problem often.
---john on 12/26/06


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