As you listened to the recounting of the story of Deborah, Barak and Jael; what stood out to you or struck you in a new way? Maybe something you hadn’t seen or noticed before.
Israel felt completely helpless and hopeless against Sisera’s army because of their 900 chariots; what have been the “900 chariots” in your past or present?
If you had a “900 chariot” experience in your life, have you come to a place where you were able to see what God accomplished in your life through it? Sometimes we see this in the here and now, sometimes we won’t know until we meet Jesus face to face.
Do you see Barak’s response to Deborah in chapter 4:8 as an expression of failed faith in God or in confidence in what God is doing through godly Deborah?
What do you consider to be some of your strengths and have you ever considered that they could become your downfall?
Does this mean that it’s wrong to have strengths? If not, what is the lesson to be learned?
Through the story, we see that numerous tribes refused to “go” and they were called out for it. Where has God been calling you to “go” and have you been obeying?
Chapter 4 was the historical retelling of the events, chapter 5 was the theological and worship filled retelling of the events. Do you tend to have a chapter 4 perspective on your life or a chapter 5 perspective?
How can you work on maintaining a chapter 5 perspective? What would that look like for you?