Sun, 27 January 2019
Many of us learned Mother Goose nursery rhymes growing up. One of the best known goes like this:
“What are little girls made of?
Sugar and spice and everything nice.
That’s what little girls are made of.”
How about boys?
“What are little boys made of?
Snips and snails and puppy dog tails.
That’s what little boys are made of.”
Let’s tweak the question and word it this way, “What are godly girls (and guys) made of?” That is, what are the ingredients that combine to produce women and men who impact the world for God and for good?
This Sunday, in our ongoing series through the biblical book of Judges, we’re going to take a look at a godly woman named Deborah and her colleagues. Their lives impacted not only their own generation but thousands to follow. The same factors that influenced them are available to us. To the degree that we embrace them, to that degree God can bless and use us.
Carousel: The Broken Heroes of Judges
“What Are Godly Girls (and Guys) Made Of?”
Judges 4 & 5
Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, was judging Israel at that time (4:4).
Barak said to her, “If you will go with me, I will go, but if you will not go with me, I will not go.” 9 And she said, “I will surely go with you” (4:8-9a).
Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day(5:1).