Spirit & Life Devotional
Saturday, November 30
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim


Judges 11 contains the story of Jephthah. His step brothers drove him out of the house because his mother was a harlot: they said to him, “You shall have no inheritance in our father’s house, for you are the son of another woman.”

That’s a typical example of how we label and judge people in our societies; that’s how we make people suffer for what they are not responsible for; Jephthah was rejected by his own simply because his mother was a harlot – something he had nothing to do with. So what if his mother was a whore, did that make him one? Did that mean he wasn’t properly born? Did that make him less a child than them?

Well, they succeeded in sending him away; as far as they were concerned he was useless to them, they saw nothing good in him, they gave him nothing. Until there was a war. And then they realised his worth; and begged him to return and rule over them. The stone the builders rejected became the chief corner stone! The man they called a nobody suddenly become a somebody; from zero he became a hero! Hallelujah!

I have a good word for you today: in the name of Jesus, you shall be greatly honoured and celebrated in all the places where people rejected and looked down on you! Every door that was once closed to you begins to open up for your grand entry in the name of Jesus! Where men refused to give you what is rightfully yours, God will give you much more! Be lifted above your fellows; reign where you once felt pain in Jesus name! Say Amen!


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