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The daughter’s statement of submission is one of the most touching speeches in Scripture (Judg. 11:36). She shared her father’s extreme reverence for God, even if it cost her marriage, children, and life itself. No wonder the young women of Israel honored her ever after (11:40).

What does this incident teach us who read it today? For one thing, it warns us to beware of spiritual decline in our surrounding culture. When our neighbors are not following God, it can warp our own perspective, leading us to make foolish statements and rash commitments, and causing us to do things that are unworthy of our Lord

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