The Nazirite vow is a cool deal. It was done by men and women and we see it (them) throughout the scriptures. Most Nazirite vows were for a period of time and some were permanent. Some of the more popular people were Samson, Samuel, John the Baptist and the Apostle Paul. It was a choice that a person would make for a period of time (minimum of 30 days). Fasting or lent are some modern day ways of dedicating ourselves to God’s service or reflecting deeper in our faith and relationship with God.
Do you think you could ever be a Nazirite? By the way, there are some false teaching that says that Rasta’s are Nazirites but it’s not true, but it is true that people like John the Baptist would have had dreadlocks!
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.