Barak’s words in the verse above struck me deeply. These would be the very words Ruth would use when Naomi almost abandoned her. I believe that is why Chris Tromblin’s track “Where you go I’ll go” appeals so much to me that I’ve used it for a ringtone.
This portion of the book of Judges lays emphasis on two key women and the role they played in delivering the people:
One (Deborah) through waiting on God and the other (Jael) through guile and deception. The two used different approaches yet fulfilled the Will of the Lord. (Pls do well to read Judges chapter 4)
This came at a time when Israel was so desperate and needed a manly figure to bring liberation and freedom. But God chose to use the weaker sex, adopting the best techniques that come to them naturally in my opinion(i.e. worship and persuation), to still deliver His people.
You should never underestimate the power of the praying woman, nor downplay the tongue of her persuasive/deceptive and charming colleague.
It has been so since Adam and will be so till His kingdom comes.
I pray these attributes of OUR women are channeled to the right cause so His name may be glorified.
Have a blessed Friday.