Trustworthy

Deborah was a prophetess, which means she spoke God’s messages to Israel. She was a wife—we see here her husband’s name, Lappidoth (aren’t you glad you didn’t have to learn to spell that in kindergarten?), which means “fiery” or “torches.” I find this interesting, since biblical names often represented a person’s characters. Deborah must have been pretty strong in character herself if she was the judge even over her “fiery” husband. At that time, Deborah judged Israel. A judge did more than make legal judgments. The judge offered leadership in several areas, including legal disputes, religious questions, political matters, and military issues. Her “court” was a tree, and the people knew they could find her there, willing and able to answer their questions and advise them with wisdom granted by God Himself. They trusted her. We can add another characteristic to Deborah’s list of worthy attributes: trustworthy. In fact, as we’ll see in the coming days, they depended on her a great deal.

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