As we continue our journey through the "Judges" of Israel we come to Deborah. Deborah was a prophetess and a judge. She was the wife of Lapidoth. During Deborah's time the Canaanite king Jabin, ruled the land of Hazor. I won't use this forum to argue for women in ministry though I am a proponent of women in ministry. Deborah's general Barak is listed in the Heroes of Faith in Hebrews 11. Deborah may best be remember for her song. After her and Barak led 10,000 men from Israel against Sisera who was Jabin's army general she wrote a song of praise after the great victory. Deborah name means honeybee and was regarded as a mother in Israel for her ability to settle disputes.
Deborah represents the first biblical account of a virtuous woman. Virtuous was indicative of power and strength she was the first woman in the Bible to be casted in that light. Deborah demonstrated courage and the wisdom to trust God. Deborah let's us know that God is more concern about your character than your gender. Deborah's life models for us the proper response to the difficulties we will face in this life and that is with courage and the wisdom to trust in God. A fool trusts in their own power and abilities but one who is wise will trust in the Lord with all their heart.
Let us learn from this great Woman of God to a be people of courage with the wisdom to trust God and watch God give you the victory!
Scripture Reference: Judges 4