We will learn from the life of Jephthah in the book of Judges that it is not not good to make foolish vows that we will eventually regret, but we are encouraged to deepen our commitment through godly vows made before God that we are able to fulfill.
There was this story of a wealthy oil tycoon that one day lay on his deathbed.
His pastor talked to him of God's healing power.
"Pastor," he gasped, "if God heals me, I'll give the church a million dollars."
The pastor prayed for him and anointed him with oil.
Miraculously, the man revived and