Deborah was a Judge in Israel over 3,000 years ago. God has things for us to learn from her story. She has the distinction of being the only Judge of whom nothing negative is said by the Holy Spirit. Here are some of the qualities that all of us can learn from the narrative concerning Deborah.
Trust in God’s Word
Deborah did not need to have her trust in God confirmed by the responses of others. Her faith was strong, even when Barak wavered and said that she had to go with him into battle or he would not go. However, Deborah did challenge Barak with his lack of faith. This is something that women should not fear to do. Men who reject such a challenge under the guise being a leader are poor leaders!
Young women must know the Word of God and be confident of it. There are significant cultural and relational pressures placed upon young women. Culturally, sex is assumed to be an important part of dating relationships. Sadly, It is uncommon for decisions, particularly those having to do with relationships, to be based upon a solid conviction concerning God’s Word. This is something that needs to change.
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