Contributed by Jerry Depoy on Jan 23, 2006
You will never understand Jephthah’s vow in Judges, Chapter 11, until you put this story in the context of Judges, Chapter 10. God cannot lie!
Title: “Jephthah was Not an Idiot”
In my younger years as a minister, I have preached on this text. I entitled my message, “Jephthah’s Foolish Vow.” And so it seems at first glance.
In the heat of the battle, Jephthah makes this vow to God, “If