Deborah: A Wise and Courageous Mother

Woman PrayingThroughout time, God has chosen “what is weak in the world to shame the strong” (1 Cor 1:27-29). His aim? “To show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us” (2 Cor 4:7). One of his great Old Testament “instruments”? Deborah, who “arose as a mother in Israel” (Jud 5:7).

In Deborah’s day, spiritual decay was crumbling Israel from within. For generations, the people had failed to separate themselves from evil. “Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” As a result, the LORD had sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan (Jud 4:1-3).

At this point in history, Deborah was God’s answer to Israel’s cry for help. And though she lived thousands of years ago, there is a sense that the call of God continues to sound: “Awake, Deborah! Arise, Barak!” (Jud 5:12). This sermon explores Deborah’s story and the call to courageously act, even in difficult times. It was delivered on April 1, 2012.

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About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in southern Indiana with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Charlestown Road church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He's a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, BBQ, banana pudding, and coffee. You can contact him here or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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