A Christian Should ........

Written by Stanley T. Crawford

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In addition, Paul tells us that we should live peaceably with all men, if possible, and when it is in our power to do so (Romans 12:18). There are times when it is indeed within our power to promote peace. For instance, when we are in a heated discussion our choice of words becomes very important. Our choice of words to convey our message can fall betweenrepparttar range of inflammatory to conciliatory. The Bible provides food for thought in this area. Consider, “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger (Proverbs 15:1).” So we should ask ourselves, “Are we trying to live peaceably?” There are times whenrepparttar 126981 answer will be “yes” and times whenrepparttar 126982 answer will be “no.”

When others hurt us, we are exhorted not to take revenge. God has reserved revenge for himself (Romans12:19). If you ever sit down and think about this, who can better render justice then an omnipotent being, God. God tells us that, if our enemy has a need that we can meet, then meet that need. In meeting our enemy’s need we “heap coals of fire on his head” (Romans 12:30). These are very powerful words; these words let us know that God will handle things in his time. We have merely to allow God to be God. From this, we can drawrepparttar 126983 conclusion that God cares for his children.

Copyright 2002, Stanley T. Crawford, isrepparttar 126984 editor of, “People ofrepparttar 126985 Bible,” and webmaster of http://www.whatismyname.com. All Rights Reserved. mailto:scrawford@whatismyname.com

Stanley T. Crawford, is the editor of, “People of the Bible,” and webmaster of http://www.whatismyname.com.

Deborah: The Judge & Prophetess

Written by Angelique Watkins

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Barak trustedrepparttar Lord and recognized that Deborah was his "link with headquarters." If God prophetess would not go with him on this mission, then he would not go.

verse 9...And she said, I will surely go with thee: notwithstandingrepparttar 126980 journey that thou takest shall not be for thine honour; forrepparttar 126981 LORD shall sell Sisera intorepparttar 126982 hand of a woman. And Deborah arose, and went with Barak to Kedesh.

A leadership team is formed. God isrepparttar 126983 commander, Deborah will convey God's order to Barak then Barak would commandrepparttar 126984 army. Deborah told Barak that he would not receiverepparttar 126985 credit for Israel's victory. The victory would be given to a woman.

verse 14...And Deborah said unto Barak, Up; for this isrepparttar 126986 day whichrepparttar 126987 LORD hath delivered Sisera into thine hand: is notrepparttar 126988 LORD gone out before thee? So Barak went down from mount Tabor, and ten thousand men after him.

The prophetess gaverepparttar 126989 command withrepparttar 126990 utmost confidence thatrepparttar 126991 Lord Himself was advancingrepparttar 126992 battle ahead ofrepparttar 126993 ten thousand men. Barak led his troops downrepparttar 126994 slope of Tabor and acrossrepparttar 126995 valley floor to meetrepparttar 126996 chariots and infantry byrepparttar 126997 river.

verse 15...Andrepparttar 126998 LORD discomfited Sisera, and all his chariots, and all his host, withrepparttar 126999 edge ofrepparttar 127000 sword before Barak; so that Sisera lighted down off his chariot, and fled away on his feet.

The Enemy's Defeat.

verse 17a...Howbeit Sisera fled away on his feet torepparttar 127001 tent of Jaelrepparttar 127002 wife of Heberrepparttar 127003 Kenite.

Heber isrepparttar 127004 Kenite, he belonged torepparttar 127005 tribe of Hobabrepparttar 127006 father-in-law of Moses (Judges 4:11). The Kenites had become affiliated withrepparttar 127007 tribe of Judah torepparttar 127008 south (Judges 1:16) but Heber and his wife had chosen a solitary life inrepparttar 127009 north for they were nomadic shepherds.

Jael's heart was with Israel. She welcomed him intorepparttar 127010 tent and agreed to hide him there.

Sisera was a powerful General whose troops outnumberedrepparttar 127011 army of Israelites and whose weapons was superior to theirs. His first mistake was to place his trust in his military might.

Kenite --------- Kenya -------- Africa

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