“You may go,” he said. And he let her go for two months. She and her friends went into the hills and wept because she would never marry.  After the two months, she returned to her father, and he did to her as he had vowed. And she was a virgin.
After the rough life Jephtah had lived, and how he had turned things around with the help of God, I would have thought this story would have ended better. Jephtah had made a vow (v31), but I would have thought that God would help make things good for Jephtah after the battles he fought.
We live in a sinful world, things won't always go well for us if we make the right decisions here on earth. We need to keep focused on where we are going after death, and eternity there. We need to make good choices and live for God now and not expect the reward to come now, but later.
"And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.
We need to keep up asking, seeking and knocking. Just like we need to keep fighting the battles, not just look to God once in our lives and leave it, we need to keep going to Him throughout our lives.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Judges 13-15 ,Luke 11:33-54