Much shorter than yesterdays post on Numbers 29 but equally as important.
Numbers 30 talks about men and women taking vows (to the Lord i.e. I promise to fast 5 days, or whatever). Back then, it was a very patriarchal society, so men had a say if they weren’t amenable to such a vow. Anyone first off, that made a vow and didn’t uphold it was responsible for breaking it (they weren’t stoned, or anything), man or woman.
However, if the father or husband refused the wife to make a vow she desired, she was released from the vow and the husband or father was accountable.
How does this apply now? Jesus talked about vows and not to even make them, but rather say your yes be yes and your no be no.
What does that even mean? 1. vows are a works-oriented issue and 2. men were no longer part of this decision-making for daughters or wives. 3. We individually are responsible for not fulfilling that yes to our friend/God, and we are given praise if we give a no and then fulfill it anyway. 4. God is our Father and the church always represents the Bride of the Messiah (throughout the entire OT).
So Yeshua released everyone from the law. Through the Cross.