Day 90: Judges 3-5; Luke 7:36-50

Jael is the name of Deborah's prophesied heroine (Judges 4:9, 17-22). Her name could have two possible meanings: mountain goat; or, one who profits, gains, or benefits (Abarim publications). They could be interconnected, for mountain goats are agile, ascending to the heights to gain what is needed, so benefiting from God's provision. When used in the latter sense, it is most often to say that there is no profit, gain, or benefit from idols...they are useless, worthless (Jeremiah 2:8). On the other hand, following God is rich in benefit and reward!  Jael becomes the heroine for the benefit of a nation and a period of peace, the profit of God's abiding presence.

This is what the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel says:
I am the Lord your God,
who teaches you for your benefit,
who leads you in the way you should go.
(Isaiah 48:17, CSB)

No Comments





no categories