Several things should be remembered about this incident regarding Paul and the Nazirite vow.
Originally Posted by the rookie
Firstly, God told him not to go. This was through the prophet Agabus.
Secondly, the preparation for the Nazirite vow took seven days before the sacrifices and the day was aborted by a riot on the 6th day. I believe that God did not want to see it go ahead.
Thirdly, Paul was talked into it (against his better judgement) by James and the elders at Jerusalem.
Fourthly the elders at Jerusalem were under duress themselves and there is good reason to believe they were not thinking straight. They had buckled under pressure from Judaizers before this occasion and we need to remember that Jerusalem was ready to 'blow' throughout the AD60ís.
Nope, but AD70 wouldn't have happened. And he might have let them keep the temple for a museum.
Originally Posted by BroRog
If one is broken on this road of gravel,
That we travel:
He can fix him. Nothing licks Him.
It was never a mistake to trust the Lord.