“That the leaders took the lead in Israel, that the people offered themselves willingly, bless the Lord!” (5:2). Aftertheir victory over Sisera, Deborah and Barak celebrated the participation of everyone who “willingly” joined in to defend Israel. The tribes of Ephraim, Benjamin, and Issachar (v14-15) jumped into the fight, but others tribes (Reuben and Asher) hung back. Zebulun’s people were brave (v18), and Jael risked everything (v24-27).
Through Jesus, we are God’s people, a spiritual community. As we offer ourselves to God in our own unique ways and support one another, He accomplishesgreat things through us.