Devotional Reading

One for the Road – “Power and Wisdom”

God’s power…and God’s wisdom.  It takes both.

 

Here’s an example of one…without the other.

 

Jephthah…a mighty warrior…experienced God’s power on the battlefield – but he made a foolish vow to the Lord.

 

“…whatever comes out of the door of my house to meet me when I return in triumph from the Ammonites will be the Lord’s, and I will sacrifice it as a burnt offering.”

 

The victory was his – but his only daughter greeted him on his arrival home.

 

He kept his vow – but suffered unspeakable guilt.

 

He knew God’s power – but not God’s wisdom.

 

It happens in our day.  Sincere people desire to encounter the power of God…but sometimes don’t match that quest with a passion for God’s wisdom.

 

Today…encounter God’s mighty power – and match it with His wisdom.

– Richard Dresselhaus | One for the Road | rldress@aol.com

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