All the glory belongs to you, O Lord
Today’s Scripture: Judges 4 -5
Deborah was a prophetess and judge. She was involved in spiritual leadership and politics, as we can call it this day. Have you read Judges 4 and 5? If you have not, please do so now so we can be on the same page. While the Israelites did evil in the sight of the Lord, they were punished by being oppressed by Commander Sisera, and when they could bear it no more, they cried out to the forever present God.
God, however, had told Deborah how he promises to give Barak the victory over Sisera. Scared, Barak replied, “I will go, but only if you go with me”. Deborah told Barak that he would not receive the honor for this victory, but a woman would be given the honor. If you are like me when I first read this, I thought this mystery woman of honor would definitely be Deborah, but were we wrong!
Yes we were, because it was Jael who eventually killed Sisera.
However, the point of this devotional entry today boils down to when Deborah began to sing in chapter five of Judges. Here was a woman who would not take the glory of the victory, whether as a prophet or as a judge. She returned the praise to the Lord and this is to let you know that God uses people who will give Him the credit and the praise for ‘their’ accomplishments.
Remember, God inhabits the praises of His people. Psalm 22:3
Action Point: Is there anything that God has made happen by His power through you? Give Him the glory once again and trust that He will continually manifest himself through you!