Tuesday, January 23, 2024

January 23, 2024

Deborah was so pleased with Israel's victory over Canaan that she wrote a song of praise to God. This chapter reminds us that when we see what God has accomplished through us, we must quickly offer Him praise lest we forget where our help comes from. Not only did she give God all the glory for his answer to their prayers and releasing them from the bondage of Canaan, but she acknowledged those who were there with her doing the fighting, including those who were not Israelites. She called out those tribes who continued with their daily lives while the rest of their family went to war. Then, not only does she remember Jael, who killed Sisera with a ten peg in this song, but she also remembers Sisera's mother, who waited and waited for him to come back from war only to realize he wasn't coming home. The central theme of this song and chapter is to give credit where credit is due, with the most significant praise going to God, without whom we wouldn't have our victories. 

So let all thine enemies perish, O LORD: but let them that love him be as the sun when he goeth forth in his might. And the land had rest forty years. Judges 5:31

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