“Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘If a man or woman wants to make a special vow, a vow of dedication to the LORD as a Nazirite, they must abstain from wine and other fermented drink and must not drink vinegar made from wine or other fermented drink. They must not drink grape juice or eat grapes or raisins. As long as they remain under their Nazirite vow, they must not eat anything that comes from the grapevine, not even the seeds or skins. ” ‘During the entire period of their Nazirite vow, no razor may be used on their head. They must be holy until the period of their dedication to the LORD is over; they must let their hair grow long. ” ‘Throughout the period of their dedication to the LORD, the Nazirite must not go near a dead body. Numbers 6:2-6
Fasting is one way to focus your thoughts on God. Praying almost always go hand in hand with fasting. Fast and pray. Fast and pray. This discipline draws you closer more intimate with God, helps you hear Him, and builds your faith. The Nazirite vow is another discipline to draw you closer to God. The Nazirite vow means to consecrate yourself, to dedicate or make holy/sacred. The vow involves abstaining from wine, including anything that comes from the grape, even its skins and seeds, not cutting or shaving their hair, and finally not go near a dead body, even a close relative. A specific sacrifice is required at the end of the Nazirite vow period. The burnt offering, sin offering, and fellowship offering of rams and lambs cannot be performed today, but could the vow be carried out? The physical requirements can be done, but how are you on consecrating yourself? Are you able to dedicate yourself to the Lord and make yourself holy? Shouldn’t that be our goal everyday? Jesus has already paid the price for our sin. His sacrifice torn down the veil between God and man. Our holiness depends on God who is Holy. Draw near to Him. Be a Nazirite!