By Mike Kemper
Interim Pastor, First Baptist Church, Dyer
Sooner or later we all face some of life’s challenges. The question is not, will battles come? But, when will they come? How can believers prepare? We need a biblical perspective, rather than an emotional or logical response. Deborah demonstrated encouraging and influential faith in the midst of catastrophic events.
God had brought His people into the Promised Land under the leadership of Joshua. However, this new generation had not understood the power of God or their agreement with God. The result was weakness as the people drifted away from God, so God turned them over to King Jabin of Canaan, whose pagan commander, Sisera, had 900 iron chariots, and for 20 years they were “harshly oppressed.” [Read more…]