12 What shall I render to the LORD for all His benefits toward me? 13 I will take up the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD. 14 I will pay my vows to the LORD now in the presence of all His people. (Psalm 116:12-14)
Christians are blessed with “every spiritual blessing” in Christ (Eph. 1:3). Such incredible goodness from God’s hand prompts us to recognize the great opportunities and responsibilities placed in our hands. Never forget to be thankful to God and to live with a grateful heart toward Him. One of the best ways to do this is to keep the vows you have made to God, immediately and publicly (“now, in the presence of all His people”). Live the good confession you made that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God (1 Tim. 6:12; Matt. 10:32). Be an example to other believers, and do it without delay.