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Tuesday, December 29 Oh no, my daughter! You have broken my heart, for you have become the one I have banished.​—Judg. 11:35.

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Tuesday, December 29

Oh no, my daughter! You have broken my heart, for you have become the one I have banished.—Judg. 11:35.


Jephthah kept his vow and sent his virgin daughter to Shiloh to serve at the tabernacle for the rest of her life. (Judg. 11:30-35) However hard this was on Jephthah, it may have been harder still on his daughter, who willingly complied with her father’s decision. (Judg. 11:36, 37) She thus relinquished the right to marry, to have children, and to preserve the family name and inheritance. If anyone, then, needed comfort and encouragement, she did. The Bible account states: “It became a custom in Israel: From year to year, the young women of Israel would go to give commendation to the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in the year.” (Judg. 11:39, 40) Do not unmarried Christians who use their singleness to give greater attention to “the things of the Lord” also deserve commendation and encouragement?—1 Cor. 7:32-35. w18.04 17 ¶10-11

You can't walk with God while holding hands with the Devil.

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Jephthah's daughter remained single because of her father's vow which she willingly complied. She received commendation for what she did. In our times, many remained single just like what Paul said, they "marry only in the Lord." Single ones needed commendation and encouragement so may what we say and do to them help them to know they were appreciated.

All glory and praises goes to Jehovah :) 

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