Partner, since we live by Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.
Before going into battle, Jephthah made a vow: of God would give him victory, he would sacrifice whatever met him when He returned home.
Jephthah won the battle and keep his foolish vow, at the cost of his daughter’s life.
Proverbs 20:25 teaches:” It is a trap to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider one’s vows. “Think before you speak; make your vows in line with the right and good will of the Lord.
In the days of the judges however, people did what was right in their own eyes. On that note proverbs says “The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice “(12:15)
Jephthah made his foolish vow even after the Spirt of the Lord moved him. But then, if you live in a culture defined by what is right in your eyes, it’s not uncommon to speak before you think and avoid reflecting on motivations of the Holy Spirit.
As believers in Christ today, we live by the Spirit, asking God for wisdom every step of way (Jacob 1:5). As Paul urges us in Galatians5, “walk by the Spirit “and “keep in step with the Spirit “,
TURNING AWAY FROM DESIRES AND FOOLISHNESS OF THE SINFUL NATURE (Galatians 5:13-14)
God bless you….!
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