Incidents written for our admonition.

Some believe that, because the Bible records the incident in Judges 11:39, it was somehow condoning it, and that the action pleased God. However, God clearly condemns this detestable pagan practice as an “abomination” (see Jer. 7:31; 32:35). The Scriptures are given to us for our instruction. We can learn life-lessons from all the stupid things that men and women did in the Bible. Noah became drunk and shamed himself. Saul became jealous and destroyed his life. Judas was a hypocrite and ended up killing himself. Peter slept when he should have been in prayer, and denied his Lord. David let lust into his heart, and committed adultery and murder. These incidents were written for our admonition, and we can either humbly learn from them or proudly walk down the same tragic path. The choice is ours.

Judges 11:39 And it was so at the end of two months that she returned to her father, and he carried out his vow with her which he had vowed. She knew no man.

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One Response to Incidents written for our admonition.

  1. Maggie says:

    This passage in Judges is not what it seems. It is assumed Jephthah sacrificed his daughter to God. But Jephthah, being a Hebrew judge, would have known that l human sacrifice is absolutely forbidden by God. That’s why Jephthah was fighting the Ammonites. His very public vow was asking God to give victory and in return he would he would give Him whatever came out of his house first on his return, OR/AND (Hebrew waw can mean either) he will offer it as a burnt offering. It all depends on the WAW interpretation.
    Jephthah’s daughter must have been aware of his vow because they were always public. She may have wanted to serve all her life in the temple and not marry. She was rather pre-occupied with her virginity-not death.

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