“And Deborah, a prophetess, judged Israel at that time.” Judges 4:4
Has there ever been a time that hasn’t been a difficult time? We think of the “good old days” and forget that life expectancies were short, diseases weren’t curable, and things we take for granted were unheard of. There have been periods when things seem to have been better, but it wasn’t the norm. In Israel that was also true. There were brief periods when all was well and long periods when it wasn’t.
Deborah lived in a really bad time, a time that God wanted to make good, and she was to be his vehicle. She would support God’s work, undergirding it with her wisdom and God given gifts. That kind of time still exists. God has called his people to undergird those who go into the fight for truth. God wants all the Deborah’s of His church to support with prayer, love, and compassion those workers who strive daily in the ongoing fight against the devil. Deborah is our example to support God’s soldiers in daily spiritual warfare.
Dear Father, Give us all hearts like Deborah to support those who strive for truth. Amen.
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