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What is Commitment?

Commitment

The word originates from the Latin term 'compromissus', which means making a reciprocal promise. Therefore, when it is said that a certain person has a commitment, it means that he respects the agreements he makes, whether they are written or verbal, formal or informal.

Numbers 30:2

When a man vows a vow to the LORD, or swears an oath to bind himself by a pledge, he shall not break his word; he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.

2 Kings 23:3

And the king stood by the pillar and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes, with all his heart and all his soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book; and all the people joined in the covenant.

Psalms 122:1

I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD!"

Psalms 119:10

With my whole heart I seek thee; let me not wander from thy commandments!

Jeremiah 29:13

You will seek me and find me; when you seek me with all your heart.

How to be committed to God?

Commitment to God is something we need to demonstrate and live through our Christian journey. It is indispensable. A magnificent God like ours demands it. Dedication to Him and His Word is the demonstration that we recognize His majesty and submit to it.

  1. Commitment to God and His Word
    Throughout the history of Christianity it is not uncommon to find people wanting to do a number of things "in the name of Jesus", but without any commitment to the Word of God.
    Countless heresies, men and women without passion. Empty speeches, tedious preaching. All this and much more is the result of relationships without compromise with the Lord and with His Word.
  2. Commitment to God's Work
    Christians without compromise in today's churches is more common than a parliamentarian investigated in the "white washing of money". It is a shame!
    The Lord God already said this to the prophet Jeremiah a few thousand years ago, that anyone acting fraudulently in his work, is cursed (Jeremiah 48:10). People who replace their responsibilities in the Lord's work with anything, are under God's “negative radar”.
  3. Commitment to the Church of God
    For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness. (Psalm 84:10)

It is impressive the number of people who think that to be a healthy Christian, it is no longer necessary to go to Church or to be part of the Church, because they are the Church. They think that intimacy with God is disconnected from living in the Temple.

Horrible deceit!

Conclusion
Covenant with God is demonstrated by a healthy relationship with the Word, with the work of God and with the Church.

There is an attempt to promote a disconnect between these things. To show that there is no need to keep the sacred elements because after all, God transcends them all.
This is deceit!

Although, I agree with the transcendence of our God, of knowing that we are not able to build a house that will accommodate Him, I know that they are a symbol of things that are eternal and that are to come.

God bless you and keep you from deceit!

Text Commitment in the Bible

Numbers 30:2

When a man vows a vow to the LORD, or swears an oath to bind himself by a pledge, he shall not break his word; he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.

Judges 11:30-36

And Jephthah made a vow to the LORD, and said, "If thou wilt give the Ammonites into my hand, then whoever comes forth from the doors of my house to meet me, when I return victorious from the Ammonites, shall be the LORD's, and I will offer him up for a burnt offering." So Jephthah crossed over to the Ammonites to fight against them; and the LORD gave them into his hand. And he smote them from Aro'er to the neighborhood of Minnith, twenty cities, and as far as Abel-keramim, with a very great slaughter. So the Ammonites were subdued before the people of Israel. Then Jephthah came to his home at Mizpah; and behold, his daughter came out to meet him with timbrels and with dances; she was his only child; beside her he had neither son nor daughter. And when he saw her, he rent his clothes, and said, "Alas, my daughter! you have brought me very low, and you have become the cause of great trouble to me; for I have opened my mouth to the LORD, and I cannot take back my vow." And she said to him, "My father, if you have opened your mouth to the LORD, do to me according to what has gone forth from your mouth, now that the LORD has avenged you on your enemies, on the Ammonites."

Ruth 1:16-17

But Ruth said, "Entreat me not to leave you or to return from following you; for where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God; where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the LORD do so to me and more also if even death parts me from you."

2 Kings 23:3

And the king stood by the pillar and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes, with all his heart and all his soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book; and all the people joined in the covenant.

Ecclesiastes 5:2-7

Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven, and you upon earth; therefore let your words be few. For a dream comes with much business, and a fool's voice with many words. 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. Let not your mouth lead you into sin, and do not say before the messenger that it was a mistake; why should God be angry at your voice, and destroy the work of your hands? For when dreams increase, empty words grow many: but do you fear God.

Luke 9:23-24

And he said to all, "If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake, he will save it.

Luke 14:26-27

"If any one comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. 27 Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

Romans 8:38-39

For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

1 Corinthians 6:19

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own.

Galatians 2:20

I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

1 Peter 3:21

Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a clear conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Revelation 2:10

Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.