Be Careful What You Ask For

Text: Judges 10:6-12:7
Speaker: Craig Marshall
Date: July 24, 2011

Have you ever asked for something and then regretted it later? Tomorrow, Lord willing, we will look at one of the most amazing accounts of this in the Bible – the story of Jephthah.

As we examine Jephthah’s words and actions, we will be asking why he made and kept his vow. This sad passage can be very convicting as we see how similar we are to Jephthah in many ways – having a desire for idols, a wrong view of God, and a lack of faith. It is a powerful example of the horrific damage that can be done when we view life this way. It is also a gloriously encouraging passage as we realize that Christ came so we no longer have to live as Jephthah did.

Please read Judges 10:6-12:7 before coming to church tomorrow. Because of the length of the passage, I will be summarizing some parts of it and it will be helpful to you if you have read them beforehand.

Posted on July 24th, 2011 | Permalink