Friday, 30 April 2021
Having just read the fourth chapter of the book of Judges, it makes me ask the question: Who saved the day?
There are women throughout the Bible who are significant in God's plan for the world. One of them is the answer to our question today. Yael is the wife of Heber the Kenite. She, single handedly, killed Sisera, the commander of Jabin's army, just as Deborah prophesied to Barak.
The real question to ask after reading this chapter is, "How will God use you to advance His plan to establish His kingdom. Let me offer a word of caution here. Nothing is wasted in the kingdom of God. He created you for a purpose, a purpose no less than Yael's purpose. Man or woman, Jew or Gentile, slave or free, it doesn't matter to God. He loves you and has a plan for your life that will be a blessing to Him.
Ephesians 1:4-5, 9-10 "He chose us in the Messiah before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless before Him in love. He predestined us for adoption as sons through Messiah Yeshua, in keeping with the good pleasure of His will ... He made known to us the mystery of His will, in keeping with His good pleasure that He planned in Messiah. The plan of the fullness of times is to bring all things together in the Messiah - both things in heaven and things on earth, all in Him."
Rabbi Michael Weiner,