March 29 – Blessed for Victory

The courageous judge Deborah, who bravely took God’s army into battle, led the troops home with a song of praise to the Lord when God provided the victory (and He saw fit to include Jael as well).  Although Barak was slow to accept the plan, I like it that he joined in with the victory praise to God. Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day: “That the leaders took the lead in Israel, that the people offered themselves willingly, bless the LORD!”  The song continues to tell of the Lord’s praise-worthiness:  “My heart goes out to the commanders of Israel who offered themselves willingly among the people. Bless the LORD.” 
 At times we may need to lead out courageously in order to take action and when God blesses us with the victory, let us not forget to offer praise right back to Him.

Judges 5:1-2; 9 ESV