Under Gods Command

 Judges 11:30-31 And Jephthah made a vow to the Lord, “If you give the Ammonites into my hands, what ever comes out of the door of my house to meet me when I return in triumph from the Ammonites will be the LORD’s, and I will sacrifice it as a burnt offering.”

In God’s law, a vow was a promise to God that should not be broken (Numbers 30:1,2; Deuteronomy 23:21-23).  It carried as much force as a written contract.  Many people made vows in Biblical times.  Some, like Jephthah’s were very foolish.

When Jephthah made his vow, did he stop to consider that a person, not a sheep or goat, might come out to meet him?

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