The Purpose of a Nazarite
Someone under the Nazarite vow really only had one purpose, and it is found in these words: “‘All the days of his separation he is holy to the Lord” (Numbers 6:8).
This was a vow of becoming untrimmed by the world, unhindered by the world’s pleasures, and undeterred from the Lord’s service. The High Priest was to be Holy to the Lord at all times, but a Nazirite could come into this holy dedication by choice, for a time, and serve a holy purpose.
Except for Samson, a Nazirite vow was only for a short time. According to Jewish Rabbinical teaching, the vow was typically for 30 to 60 days. After this time, the Nazirite fulfilled the following obligations—
If you have ever made a vow to the Lord, make sure you have concluded it with honor and a testimony to God’s goodness!
In His Grace;
Dr. Randy White
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