The Foolish Promise

Feb 14, 2010 By: Pastor William Poss Series: Judges Scripture: Judges 11:12-40
The great victory given to Jephthah and the Israelites serves as a clear picture of spiritual power and victory achieved through the presence of the LORD. Preparations were made to fight the war. The LORD’s Spirit came upon Jephthah and empowered him to command the army as they advanced against the Ammonites. Somewhere along the way Jephthah made a vow to the LORD: If the LORD gave him victory, he promised to dedicate the very first person that came out of his house to greet him when he returned in triumph. He promised to offer a very special sacrifice in a burnt offering. Exactly what happened is discussed during the message.