Presented by Casey Kluver (00:51)
Mother’s Day, a time to honor our mother. Pastor Casey explains as we begin today how honor blesses us and those around us–while bitterness, poisons and destroys our life and relationships. Honor brings life and fruitfulness to our relationships. He moves on to talk about a very famous “mother in Israel, Deborah”.
In Judges 4:4 it is recorded that Deborah, a prophetess and wife was judging Israel. Then in Judges 5: 6b-7, it goes on to tell us about the living conditions at the time– “The highways were deserted and travelers walked along the byways. Village life ceased, it ceased in Israel, Until I, Deborah arose, arose a mother in Israel.” By this time in Israel, people had left the villages for walled cities (safety vs freedom) and traveled the back roads to avoid trouble on the highways. They learned to live under the rule of the enemy. When we start adjusting our life to “live” under the enemy, then he is lord. Like Deborah, we need to really listen to God. We must only bow before the One who died for us.
Deborah heard the voice of God and acted upon it. She did what God called her to do. When she rose up, others were able to step up and do what God had called them to do. Until Deborah rose up, nothing happened. There has to be an “until” moment in our lives. Listen in and be encouraged to take back the power that God has given you to do life, recognizing that in the power of Jesus, changes happen.
Scripture references: Judges 5
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