“But I will sacrifice to You with the voice of thanksgiving. That which I vowed I will pay. Salvation is from the Lord” (Jonah 2:9).
One can easily imagine the impassioned vows made from the belly of a whale. Vows are the tangible expressions of an inward commitment. The vow of commitment made to following Christ is a consuming passion; impacting every facet of life. In fact, from the perspective of scripture, the only legitimate faith is the one that manifests itself tangibly. By this our gratitude to God proved out.