He will provide the victory

The entire focus of the first five verses in Judges 5 is that God is honored when we follow His leadership. The Israelite army, although smaller in number and with weaker ammunition, defeated Sisera and his huge, powerful army. The LORD clearly caused the victory—how else could it be explained? Thus, Deborah’s and Barak’s praise is directed to the Almighty Covenant God.

God is blessed (praised and honored) when Godly leaders lead and when followers willingly choose to be used by God. In this case, the Israelites defeated the Canaanites, a group of people who worshiped Baal, a false god. The Canaanites’ god was no match for the Israelites’ God. Deborah used her influence to encourage Barak to obey God’s command, and the entire nation of Israelites benefited from it.

Being bold isn’t easy. Especially in the face of uncertainty. But when we do what God has called upon us to do, He will provide the victory. His Name will be glorified, and His people will be blessed. I’d call that a win-win.

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