Judges 5: The Song of Deborah


Deborah, the priestess that started the entire Sisera conflict, now sings a song about how awesome she is and how all the tribes of Israel gathered around her and how all the enemies of Israel fell because of her. All the tribes are blessed for their participation. All except Meroz – because they didn’t help.

In other words:

Deborah sings a song about how great she is.

Favorite bit:

Judges 5:7 “The inhabitants of the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel until that I Deobrah arose, that I arose a mother in Israel.”  That pretty much sums up the tone of this entire chapter.

Least favorite bit:

Judges 5:7 It’s kind of annoying that this is all about the priestess. The telling of the story requires her to get her props, even though all she did was tell someone that they need to do this.

On the other hand: 

Judges 5:24 – Jael – is blessed above all women for her role in killing Sisera.  So, it’s not all about Deborah – it’s just mostly about Deborah.

Final outcome:

The land had rest for another 40 years. (Judges 5:31)

Moral Lesson Learned:

If you don’t toot your own horn, who will? (Judges 5)