Monday, November 24, 2008

Jael Judges 4-5

Jael killed a man and was praised for it by the Israelites.

Deborah, the judge of Israel, praised her for killing Sisera, the general of the enemy army. When Jael killed the general a prophecy was fullfilled that said the battle would be won by a woman.

Seems cruel and un womanly like, but when the occasion arises and a woman has to do the hard job, the job gets done whether it seems harsh or not.

Jael played a huge part in the defeat of the army against Israel. I wonder what prompted her to kill Sisera. Was it just because her ancestors were in-laws of Moses. Did she know the Israelite Lord and want to serve Him?

All kinds of questions.

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