The story of Jephthah is one of the stranger accounts in the book of Judges. Judges 11-12 shows he was a mighty warrior, son of a prostitute, and was driven away from his family. He found himself in a position to use great power, and made an overexerting promise.
In similar ways, our lives today can go through big changes and offer uniquely difficult opportunities. The question is, how will we respond?
What foolish promises have you made? How do you hold to your values through hard circumstances?
Read more from the series:
Judges 13-14: Samson’s Burden.