Posted by: Heather | July 16, 2009

Matot/Massei "Tribes/Journeys" Numbers 30:2-36:13

Vowing Vows and Having them Annulled (Numbers 30:2-30:16)

Have you vowed a hasty vow after coming to believe in Yeshua ha-Mashiach, Jesus the Messiah, and been caught in a snare by your own lips? I feel like there’s hope in the passage for you. As the husband of the called-out ones, he has the authority to rescind that vow for you. He can do it right away, making it void, or he can do it later if he’s willing to let her [read: his called-out assembly] be forgiven but “bear her iniquity” himself (Num. 30.15).

The worst thing to do if you’ve vowed a hasty vow is to leave Yeshua: “But any vow of a widow or of a divorced woman, anything by which she has bound herself, shall stand against her” (Num. 30.9.). You have hope in Yeshua–an advocate with the Father. Leave everything but cling to him! He is able to save you completely and keep you from falling. Don’t cast away that confidence. Watch your mouth, of course, but keep the faith no matter what.

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