Are you shocked with Jehphtah’s vow and killing of his daughter? We know that God detests human sacrifice…so why this story. There is no easy or soft way to put this. He made a vow that was against God’s will and he followed through with it. This did not and does not please God. Not everything you read in the Bible is an example of things we should do, many are the opposite. Some people feel that the Scriptures should clearly state this, but it doesn’t. Does it need to? Do we really wonder if burning our children pleases God? It was against the Mosaic Law and we also have the example of Abraham and Isaac. Jephthah messed this one up big time!
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.