Judges 4-5

“That the leaders took the lead in Israel, that the people offered themselves willingly, bless the Lord!” (5:2).  Aftertheir victory over Sisera, Deborah and Barak celebrated the participation of everyone who “willingly” joined in to defend Israel.  The tribes of Ephraim, Benjamin, and Issachar (v14-15) jumped into the fight, but others tribes (Reuben and Asher) hung back.  Zebulun’s people were brave (v18), and Jael risked everything (v24-27).

Through Jesus, we are God’s people, a spiritual community.  As we offer ourselves to God in our own unique ways and support one another, He accomplishesgreat things through us.