Good Morning Warrior!
It’s The Lord’s Day, Hallelujah!
Word for the Day:
(Judges 11:29 - 12:15)
“Wise and Foolish Vows”
Text: Judges 11:30-31
“And Jephthah made a vow to the LORD, and said, “If You will indeed deliver the people of Ammon into my hands,
then it will be that whatever comes out of the doors of my house to meet me, when I return in peace from the people of Ammon, shall surely be the LORD’s, and I will offer it up as a burnt offering.”
“Wise and Foolish Vows,” are on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
Warriors made a Wise Vow when they made the Vow to God to Love Him Supremely, Obey Him Unconditionally, and Trust Him Completely as Our Lord and Savior; through the Power of Holy Spirit working in us. We knew the consequences of this Vow would cost you and I our Life - and it was Worth It! Forgiveness and Cleansing from sin, Restoration and Adoption as a son and daughter of God, Deliverance from the bondage of sin, And Eternal Life With Jesus!!!!
We made this Vow from a “Grateful Heart” and we Knew by Faith, the Consequences would cost you and I our Life! (Rom.12:1-2).
That’s what made this vow a Wise Vow.
The World culture, however, takes vows casually and regularly makes foolish vows from a “bargaining and deceitful heart,” without considering the consequences. This is what Jephthah did. In the heat of imminent battle he made a foolish vow, thinking this would help him defeat his enemy. He later regretted this when he discover the consequences of his vow; his only child, his only daughter would be devoted only to God’s service all the days of her life.
Jephthah shows us that even Spirit-filled Warriors can make foolish vows by not considering the consequences of their vow. If this happens, when we realize our foolishness we must either repent and keep the vow, only if by keeping the vow it will not be sin -
or else repent of our foolishness in ever making the vow, and ask God to release us from the vow.
Unlike promises and oaths made to people, a Vow is made to God - and that makes a Vow Sacred! That’s why vows to God must be made only after diligent prayer and careful consideration of the consequences of the vow.
This is also why we have PreMarital Counseling BEFORE we make our wedding vows to each other in front of God. The Marriage Vows are Sacred!
Jephthah did not consider the Consequences of his vow; that’s why his vow was a foolish vow.
So the Warrior makes their Vow to Love God Supremely, Obey Him Unconditionally, and Trust Him Completely; from a Grateful Heart, through the Power of Holy Spirit working in them.
And the Warrior considers the consequences of their Vow costs them their Surrendered Life.
This is a Wise Vow!
Every day “we renew Our Vows to God,” and enjoy His Relentless Love, All Sufficient Care, and Abundant Provision for us; and Rest in the Confidence that He will Complete His Work of Transformation in us (Phil.1:6); and He Will Never Leave us or Abandon us.(Heb.13:5-6).
This is a Wise Vow. Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,
Jesus and Billy