Daily Devotional from Eagles' Wings
Today: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
The Complete Woman
Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel.
Unlike many people, Deborah lived up to her name. Deborah means bee, and it would be difficult to find anyone more deserving of the name than Israels only female judge.
Deborah was as busy as her name suggests. She was a wife and mother (Judg. 5:7). She was a prophetess and a judge. She was practically co-captain of the army, for Barak would not go forth without her presence. She did enough work for half a dozen people, and obviously she did it well. Remember Deborah the next time you are tempted to complain of having too much to do.
Deborah made her busyness the means of spreading spiritual sweetness. She was faithful to the Lord as a prophetess. She was a woman of the Word. It governed her life. Consequently, when she judged the affairs of the people, she applied the light of the Word to them. Nor did she spread her sweetness only in public view; she brought it into her own home. Her role as a wife and mother allowed her to give to her loved ones what she had received from the Word of the Lord.
Here is a model for every wife and motherindeed, for every Christian. Do not let the busy schedule of life crush your spirit and cause you to lose the blessing and joy you should daily derive from Gods Word. Rather, let your daily fellowship with the Lord so nourish your soul that you will then spread the sweetness to your home and loved ones. Enjoying Christ is the key to being the person you long to be in the home.
Such a woman cannot be hid. Her influence will soon go beyond her own home. Deborah affected a nation. So has many another godly woman. Do not set your sights on being great. Aim rather to be godly, and let the Lord make as great a use of your godliness as He wills.
Be as busy as a bee, but never a busybody!
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