I’ve observed that no matter what a person’s past or background is, God can use anyone. A dark, sad past should not define a person’s future. I must not despise anyone based on their background. The power of God is able to make any person be an overcomer! Jephthah was a son of prostitute and was rejected by his half-brothers. Later on however, God still used him in spite of his negative background.
Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty warrior. His father was Gilead; his mother was a prostitute. Gilead’s wife also bore him sons, and when they were grown up, they drove Jephthah away. “You are not going to get any inheritance in our family,” they said, “because you are the son of another woman.”