Throughout the Bible we read that God used men to accomplish His work. But in our Bible Reading today we learn that God used a woman to judge Israel and lead them into battle.
This woman was named Deborah. She was one of the many judges who helped the nation of Israel. Deborah gave a message to a man named Barak. She told Barak that God wanted him to gather an army of 10,000 men to fight against Sisera and his army.
But Barak said to Deborah, “I will go and do this if you will go with me” (verse 8b). So Deborah went with Barak to gather an army. With God’s help, the Israelites defeated Sisera’s army.
God chose Deborah to lead the Israelites, and she served God well. Today God uses both men and women to do His work here on earth. I hope you will allow God to use you today. Surrender your life to Him and always do your best to obey Him.