Oh. . . Jephthah

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Today's reading: Judges 11:29-40

I have a hard time with this portion of Jephthah's story. Every time I read this account, I think to myself, "Why in the world would Jephthah have offered up such a seemingly foolish oath to God? After all, who or what did he think would greet him upon his return?" Furthermore, it perplexes me that Jephthah felt he needed to bargain with God through a vow in order to be victorious in battle.

Jephthah's story is a tragic one. God didn't require or ask Jephthah for an oath, nor does He require or ask for them from us. In fact, the Bible instructs us not to make oaths (see Matthew 5:33-37 and James 5:12). Instead, God simply desires and asks for our love, trust and obedience.

No question today. I just ask you to think about this sad passage and the lessons it has for us. Tami

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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