Israel continues on a downward spiral away from God. It started with the end of Gideon's life and continued through his son Abimilech. After facing the agony of the consequences of sin, God raises up Jepthah, an unlikely hero. God uses him to release Israel from the enemy, the Ammonites. Just like Jepthah, we as Christians are called to share the Gospel to release prisoners from sin and death. If God can use Jepthah, God can use us.