Undoubtedly, the people had come to Deborah with frequent requests for relief against their oppressors. So Deborah summoned the military leader, Barak. She reminded him that the LORD had given him a command about waging a battle. He’d also been given specifics—how many men to take, where to go, and what would happen in the end. You’d think Barak would jump up and down with glee at the prospect of leading the men into a sure victory. But instead, he basically told Deborah unless she went, too, he wasn’t going.
Deborah said in response, “I will gladly go with you.” She wasn’t fearful. Her faith in God exceeded any concern about the opposing army. Her choosing to go gave Barak a strong message: God keeps His promises. She would see God’s promise fulfilled. We’ll look at that tomorrow.