Martha's great reason for fame is that she was a friend of Jesus. And so with other virtues and other special meetings.We can find the virtue or its associations in the life of each of our heroines.Songs and poems may be omitted, or changed to suit the occasion.On Friendship Night we may remember that Adah went to the mountains, followed by her friends. Esther offered her life for her kindred and friends.Esther rose from a humble origin to a position as Queen.
So we cannot judge the worth of her sacrifice, but we can applaud its far‑reaching results.
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Jephthah had a history of difficulties with other chiefs because of his lowly birth, so that he resented it when he was asked to help defeat the Ammonites.
However, he made a bargain concerning what each would offer if he came home victorious; then he vowed to the Lord that if success were his, that he would present for a burnt offering whatever came forth from the doors of his house to meet him on his return from victory.