Re:Verse reading–Judges 11:1-6, 28-40 (day four)
Verse 29 – “Now the Spirit of the Lord came upon Jephthah.”
We are told that Jephthah was a valiant warrior. He had a reputation for his prowess as a soldier. When he was driven away from Gilead, even the worthless men of Tob recognized him as a leader to be followed. (Fast forward in history to a time when the Ammonites were again attacking Israel. They hired 12,000 mercenaries from Tob to attack King David of Israel. This time they were not led by a God-fearing man. The results were much different.) Even with his great strength and skill as a warrior though, the true key to his victory is given here in verse 29. The Spirit of the Lord rested on Jephthah and he was victorious over the sons of Ammon.
In our lives…our position, our reputation for greatness, or our support of thousands will make no difference if we are not abiding with the Lord. When God’s Spirit directs our lives, there is victory!