- Our personal or family history may sometimes work against us
Jephthah was not in any way responsible for his mother’s harlotry but her sordid history later worked against him. As a result, he was denied his inheritance and he had to flee to a strange land where he hanged out with low lives like himself. There are many people out there, who like Jephthah, are haunted day by day by their personal or family history. They are commonly loathed in their communities and wherever their names are mentioned, people stir up stiff hostility against them. They may even be killed if care is not taken. Are you currently in this type of situation? If you are, then I bring good tidings to you today! And that is, Jesus is set to give you a new name (Revelation 2:17) which I believe, will wipe away your sordid past and give you a new lease of life. Not only that, you will become a member of His family (1 Peter 2:9) and people will have no choice than to treat you with utter respect. Since He delivered Saul (later called Paul), Matthew (Matthew 9:9), Zaccheaus (Luke 19:1-10) and others in the past and even now from their sordid history, He will also deliver you in Jesus name. Amen.