Review Of Gods Help In A Song

Out of Ephraim was there a root of them against Amalek; After thee, Benjamin, among thy people; Out of Machir came down governors, And out of Zebulun they that handle the pen of the writer. And the princes of Issachar were with Deborah; Even Issachar, and also Barak: He was sent on foot into the valley. For the divisions of Reuben There were great thoughts of heart.
Judges 5:14‭-‬15 KJV

The story of this battle has been told from chapter four. In this song of Deborah, new details emerge that can help any serious minded leader. This story strikes at the very core of leadership: cooperation. Someone says that talents win games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships. The implication of that is that ” Alone we can do so little, but together we can do so much ”( Helen Keller ). The strength of Deborah was in her ability to mobilize a segregated people. From verse 14, the story is told of her mobilization and the peoples responses. An article in Forbes paints a picture of the value of cooperation in leadership. ” Great leadership requires the right mix of vision, empathy, focus on performance and plenty more. But a big part of success includes cooperating and sharing as well as helping people feel a sense of belonging.” That is what Deborah brought to the mix. Her song details the mix of the group responses. Some joined the campaign straight away, others like Dan and Reuben there was serious executive delays. Their assemblies did not appear to be quick in taking resolutions, so God brought them victories. Someone makes attempt to describe New Testament leadership as operating on this principle. ”Leadership is the act of influencing/serving others out of Christ’s interests in their lives so they accomplish God’s purposes for and through them,” ( Bill Lawrence ). Deborah operated so much as a New Testament leader. What about you?

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