As we continue through the book of Judges we again see that this is a dark time in the history of ancient Israel. The cycle continues as the people of Israel have begun to worship the gods of the peoples around them. As we dig into these verses we see the God ordains all thing; some are more difficult than others. this is no accident. god has a plan and a purpose and we take comfort in knowing God is working and preparing. In these verses, we see Jephthah and even in the midst of his twisted life, he had a knowledge of God - of Yahweh. His story is hard and yet we read of him mentioned in the faith chapter of Hebrews. Just like the people of ancient Israel - we need a deliverer. Our deliverer is without flaw; our deliverer is Jesus. He has come and defeated the enemies. The deal is done. Thanks be to God.