Week Nine – Deborah
Psalm 16 - Every Woman’s Journey
By Carri Pratt
“I keep the Lord in mind always.
Because He is at my right hand,
I will not be shaken.” Psalm 16:8
Deborah was the only woman judge to rule Israel mentioned in the Bible. She was a woman of great faith and her relationship with God was amazing.
As a prophetess, she was given a message by God for one of her commanders, Barak son of Abinoam. It was an order for him to lead an army of ten thousand warriors to defeat their enemy.
His response to her was that he would not go without her. It was a very sad display of his lack of faith in God.
Deborah, however, was very faithful. She knew God personally by spending time with Him everyday. Her faith muscles were huge! She warned Barak that if he did this, his glory would be given to her instead. He agreed. They then went and conquered the enemy together.
What a moment of regret it must have been when Barak was able to recognize that his fear had kept him from experiencing God’s faithfulness.
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for
and assurance about what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1 NIV
Read Deborah’s story in Judges 4-5 at www.Biblegateway.com
Challenge: Exercise your faith muscles today and know that the Lord will walk through any trial with you because He loves you.
Hebrews chapter 11 is often referred to as the “Hall of Faith” and lists many men who were full of faith in God and therefore accomplished much for the glory of God.
Read about the Hall of Faith at www.Biblegateway.com