Guard Your Steps When You Go to The House of God

God Bless you Pastor Jude for your message to us today!! We love you and Liv and your entire family so very much!
Jude Sisneros

In my study this morning in Ecclesiastes 5:1-7:  Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifices of fools, Who do not know that they do wrong. Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few. As a dream comes when there are many cares, so the speech of a fool when there are many words. When you make a vow to God, do not delay in fulfilling it. He has no pleasure in fools; Do not let your mouth lead you into sin. And do not protest to the temple messenger(God)”My vow was a mistake.” Why should God be angry at what you say and destroy the work of your hands? Much dreaming and many words are meaningless, Therefore stand in awe of God.” MY THOUGHTS…. ….
“Guard your steps” means “be careful.” When we enter the house of God, we should have the attitude of being open and ready to listen to God, not to dictate to him what we think he should do.. oh hello somebody!!! Or am I the only one doing this at times? In this passage of scripture Solomon warns his readers about making foolish vows(promises) to God. In the Israelite culture, making vows was a serious matter. Vows were voluntary but, once made, were unbreakable. Bottom line… it is foolish to make a vow you cannot keep or to play games with God by only partially Fulfilling your Vow.. it’s better to not make a promise, than to make a promise to God and break it.. So my question to you and I today is this… We expect God to stand on his promises, shouldn’t it be important for us to do the same? I believe the Lord led me here to South Dakota for a purpose, not my purpose but His…. my heart is to establish a mens home here… but unless it is led by God then it is only my desire… it has to be God ordained… I don’t have the finances to make that happen, but I give it to the Lord who owns everything. As he guides my steps.. I will take those steps of faith… Not because it makes sense in the natural.. But because I chose to keep my VOW… My Promise.. not because it is easy.. but I’m willing… Don’t make vows you never intended to keep.. LORD DON’T LET MY WORDS BE A CLANGING CYMBAL, OR FOLLY BEFORE YOU..LET MY YES BE YES, AND MY NO BE NO.. LET IT BEGIN WITH ME..THAT IS ALL!!

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