Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty man of valour, and he was the son of an harlot: and Gilead begat Jephthah.
Judges 11:1 KJV
There’s a way Enduring Word Commentary describes Jephthah that makes me react. ” This brave and notable man in Israel had a clouded pedigree. His mother was a harlot, a common heathen prostitute”. You don’t do prostitution alone. There should have been an addition of the man she did prostitution with. My take is that the verse should have read: ” he was the son of a harlot and a DonJuan, or a Playboy. Sisters, don’t give in. The culture will label you a prostitute, but tell the world that the man ” begat”. The NLT says he was the son of Gilead. Simple. We don’t even know the mothers name except a prostitute. Sisters, don’t give in. They will label you badly. Did the woman rape Gilead? But she was the prostitute. That aside, be informed that you can become no matter your background. Don’t let your parents past tie you to a so called foundation. In Christ, you are empowered to break free to enjoy the liberty in Christ Jesus. For your information, Jesus was born in a Manger, not hospital. A Manger is a long trough for feeding animals. You mean you could be born there and become the saviour of the world? Bury your foundations, go out for destiny. Here’s your verse for today:
” For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”(1 Cor. 3:11). Yeah! That’s your new foundation. Where was this foundation when Jephthah became. We are saying you can do something about your foundations, and move on to become. Read my book: ”The Power to Become”. Don’t tell anyone you’re where you are because of any foundation thing. Even in the old testament, foundations couldn’t hold anyone back. Break out! Step out with Christ and become.