Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day, saying, Praise ye the LORD For the avenging of Israel, When the people willingly offered themselves.
Judges 5:1-2 KJV
Lets begin this vignette with the words of Eric Patterson. ”The Song of Deborah relates far more than just the death of General Sisera. It is a portrait of near-anarchy, when leaders refused to lead and the citizenry lived in fear.” This is a victory hymn that covers Judges 5:2-31. The song gives more details than what we read in Judges 4. Other participating Israeli nations are mentioned in the song as opposed to four that was mentioned earlier. Patterson continues, ” It is a portrait of near-anarchy, when leaders refused to lead and the citizenry lived in fear. At the root of the problem was the recurring sin of Israel: a generation would grow up that refused to serve the Lord and went “whoring” after the deities of Canaan.” The lesson here is that we should never become unequally yoked with unbelievers (2 Co.6:14-18 ). That means we should never share purpose , depth of friendship and abilities with non Christians. There’s no room for association with the sinful world. So that God will take the glory, the song celebrates the victory of the two women in this battle. God can use anything or anyone for His glory. Just be available.