Jephthah • Judges 11

Jephthah was rejected by his family and thrown out (verses 1-2), and then spent a seemingly large portion of his life with “worthless men” in a life of crime (verse 3). So when he gets a chance to go back home and be the head of the household, he jumps at it (verses 8 – 9). Then he makes that regretful vow, which ends up costing his daughter her life (verse 39). He was ready to give anything to have what he wanted; he gambled with one of the most important things in his life, and lost. Ambition, covetousness, discontentment, and bitterness will blind us and lead us to make terrible decisions, yet we justify the means to get to an end. Whatever hurt you carry, whatever dreams you have, bring them to the LORD and let Jesus comfort your heart and speak to you. Let the Good Shepherd lead you.
Joey Alcala, Ministry Assistant