Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, was judging Israel at that time. She used to sit under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim; and the sons of Israel came up to her for judgment. Now she sent and summoned Barak the son of Abinoam from Kedesh-naphtali, and said to him, “Behold, the LORD, the God of Israel, has commanded, ‘Go and march to Mount Tabor, and take with you ten thousand men from the sons of Naphtali and from the sons of Zebulun.
Deborah said to Barak, “Arise! For this is the day in which the LORD has given Sisera into your hands; behold, the LORD has gone out before you.” So Barak went down from Mount Tabor with ten thousand men following him.
Judges 4:4-6, 14 NASB
Father I pray for insight and discernment to make sense of the senseless and see through the facades; that I might have the courage to take all paths that You lay before me, and the strength to endure. I pray for these things in Jesus’ name, as a believer in Christ. Amen.
Let me start off by wishing my aunt, Debborah Foreman, a very happy birthday. I love you Debbie!
My aunt Debborah is a devoted child of God, with insight and wisdom that she never takes for granted. Her humility is beautiful. In a world of arrogance and greed, we can be turned away by the vileness of the dark we see and experience, so when I see light I stop and appreciate it for as long as possible.
I value my aunt’s strength and courage. I value her love for family and justice. She is a giver and has taught me so much about giving and serving, and listening to God’s voice within. I regret the numerous times over the years when I didn’t heed her warnings and take her advice, where she clearly stood in as a intercom system for God.
What if Barak hadn’t listened to Deborah? Imagine the numerous other times when Deborah was of great service to others, but her stories have been edited out of the version we possess.
Do you have a Deborah or a Debborah in your life that you would like to acknowledge and honor?
Questions of the Day
1.What would you like to say about the Deborah/Debborah in your life?
2. What would you like to add to today’s prayer?
3. What came to mind as you read today’s message?
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