J.D. Greear recently published an article about Jephthah. In it J.D. writes:
Jephthah was one of the judges in Israel, but what makes his story so disturbing and tragic was the way he mixed some of God with some of his own ideas. He saved Israel from their oppressors, but in the process, he sacrificed his own daughter—literally, put her on an altar and burned her alive.
It can be hard to know just what to do with a story as heinous as this. We may be inclined to rush past it. But we had better not, because Jephthah has four timely warnings for all of us.
To read the entire blog post, head over to J.D.’s blog.