“Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, was judging Israel at that time” (Judges 4:4)
On Sunday the Father lead me to Judges 4 for our Sunday Worship and I am so glad he did. I had heard the story of Deborah most of my life. But Sunday, my eyes were opened to a deeper more meaningful understanding as I taught this passage of scripture. The story of Deborah is popular and excellent example of our Father using what some consider the least to do something wonderful. Here we have a female leader in Israel, which in itself was quite rare.
This is what we know about this wonder woman, we know her name means honeybee (she stings the enemy, and brings sweet refreshment to her people), she was a prophetess, a judge, a wife to a man named Lapidoth. In my research I discovered her husbands name means fiery torch, or enlightened one. According to the Bible dictionary “Some have rendered the expression “a woman of a fiery spirit,” “a woman of a torch-like” spirit, ” and that she was.
Most of us would likely be considered ordinary people who will never make the history books. From a human perspective, we may not seem all that “great.” Yet from God’s perspective, ordinary is what we wants us to be. He brings about His will through the instrumentality of ordinary people not based on sex, gender or color. The Lord uses the ordinary to do the extraordinary.
Contributed by: Pastor Yolanda Douthit
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