Deborah was a prophet and a judge


A strong woman —-Deborah Judges 4

Deborah was a prophet and a judge, a woman of devotion to the lord. As a prophet she received divine revelation, as a judge she solved legal disputes.

Israel was doing evil in the lord’s sight 4:1, so God once again turned Israel over to an oppressor Jabin of Canaan.Once again Israel cried to the lord for help 4:3

Through Deborah, God called Barak to fight against Sisera.Barak, insecure about his role, relies on her leadership.4:8

Barak defeated Sisera and his army but the glory went to Jael, the woman who kllled Sisera and fulfilled Deborah’ s prophecy.

God uses women mightly for various tasks, eg Huldah the prophetess. (2 kingg 22:14)Philips daughters in prophecying Acts 21:8, 9 and Phoebe, deaconess Rom16:1

Cynthia Sathiaraj
Chennai

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