Many people were caught off guard by President Donald Trump’s election in 2016.
Dr. Sam Wang, for example.
As a pollster, he promised to eat a bug if Donald Trump received above 240 electoral votes. President Trump netted 306. Dr. Wang netted a cricket. With honey.
He said it tasted “mostly honey-ish, a little nutty”.
Dr. Wang also said he felt a little like John the Baptist in the wilderness. He suspected many people were surprised with the election results, but that most were not out in the cold with a wager as he was.
Psalm 15 says that a person who is worthy to dwell in God’s house will keep his commitment even if it ends up hurting him.
Read Psalm 15.
Let’s be careful what we commit to, especially if the “bet” is speculative. Because those who God considers worthy are those who keep the commitments they make. And let’s also be careful to always keep our commitments fully. Even if it means eating crickets.