Thursday, February 28, 2008

Deborah and Barak 4th&5th Judges - Judges 4

Judges 4:8 "And Barak said, unto her, If thou will go with me, then I will go; but if thou wilt not go with me, then I will not go."

v1 "And the children of Israel again did evil in the sight of the LORD when Ehud was dead."

Israel is now under oppression by Jabin king of Canaan because of the evil they did. Deborah, the prophetess is judging Israel and calls for Barak to come to her. She tells him that they are to fight the enemy. She instructs him to set a trap and she will draw the enemy into it.

v10 And Barak called Zebulun and Naphtali to Kedesh; and he went up with ten thousand men at his feet: and Deborah went up with him."

The enemy gathered his chariots and went out to fight against Israel. Barak came down from the mountain with ten thousand men and attacked Sisera and his nine hundred chariots.

v15 "And the LORD discomfited Sisera..."

Sisera fled and hid in the house of Jael. She covered him in her tent then killed him. Barak came after Sisera and found him dead in the tent of Jael.

v23 "So God subdued on that day Jabin the king of Canaan before the children of Israel." v24 "And the hand of the children of Israel prospered, and prevailed against Jabin the king of Canaan, until they had destroyed Jabin king of Canaan."

This was the third apostasy or the third time Israel turned from the LORD after the death of Joshua. They are again delivered from the enemy.

Psalms 60:12 "Through God we shall do valiantly; for he it is that shall tread down our enemies."

keywords: Old Testament, Judges, Bible Study, Israel, Canaan, Deborah, Barak, Milton Southerland

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