The Oath

by | Jul 2, 2018 | Vital Men Devotions

Numbers 30:2 New International Version (NIV)

When a man makes a vow to the Lord or takes an oath to obligate himself by a pledge, he must not break his word but must do everything he said.

I recently traveled across Nebraska to go see family in Colorado Springs. Most of Nebraska along Interstate 80 is flat. You can see far distances as you drive, but there are areas of rolling hills that surprise you.

As we traveled in Nebraska, I kept noticing the signs about this town that was a stop for the Pony Express. The Pony Express lasted only 18 months from 1860-1861. The Pony Express during this brief time in American History, even through glamorized, was a financial flop.

What interested me most, as I looked up the facts about the Pony Express, was the oath that the riders had to take. It goes like this: I do hereby sweat, before the Great and Living God, that during my engagement as a member of the National Pony Express, I will under no condition or circumstances use profane language, that I will drink no intoxicating liquors, that I will not quarrel or fight with any other member of The Association, and the in every respect, I will conduct myself honestly, be faithful to my duties, and so direct all my acts as to win the confidence of my associates. So help me, God.

Honor God and  honor those you work with. It takes a life time to build character, and it can only take a few minutes to lose it. Think about this oath. It could be applied to our lives today.

Strength and Courage



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