Archive for category Vows
The laws that excluded certain people due to their heritage or physical handicap usually violates our modern sensibilities. But, God is foreshadowing his kingdom in Christ, so even though God loves those who are handicapped or from another nation as much as any one else, what he is teaching is that in the eternal kingdom there will be no handicap or alien, God will make all things new and glorious.
Making vows was not something that anyone should do lightly. Even though these vows were not required of people, if someone made one of these vows God expected them to fulfill it.
I think people often mistake the Nazirite Vow with Jesus being a Nazarene (they don’t refer to the same thing at all), I think that is probably why people have usually depicted Jesus with long hair in art.