Apples of Gold - May 11 |

Hunt, Dave

We have seen how the Lord has used women mightily in unique ways in Old Testament times (Deborah, Abigail, Esther, and Rahab, to name a few); He continues to do so. Though Galatians:3:28 tells us that our position in Christ Jesus is neither male nor female (for we are all equal in Him), our condition is that God has created different spiritual as well as physical functions for us as human beings. The role of women is one of great importance and much to be sought after by those who understand its significance and value in the Kingdom (for example, 1 Timothy:3:11; 5:10; 6:1–2). I like what Paul said about Phoebe: that she was a succourer [help in time of need] of many, including himself (Romans:16:1–2). What a marvelous tribute!

"And she said, I will surely go with thee: notwithstanding the journey that thou takest shall not be for thine honour; for the Lord shall sell Sisera into the hand of a woman. And Deborah arose, and went with Barak to Kedesh."