Beloved, Although there is a perception in the world that women are the weaker sex, there are so many truths to silence such perception. Deborah is an example as many women of the Biblical times unto today of such truths. As we embrace love, peace, unity and freedom for all, then there should be no distinction of what a woman can or can not do. Accordingly the Word reminds us that we can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens us. There is no distinction in this particular scripture, yet as humans we at times are wired to do so, but I must ask is it out of Ego or feeling deflated. Yes I know that the Apostle Paul made a few distinctions in some of his letters to certain churches. One only knows why, while others can only speculate.
(Judges 4:6-9 TIB)-One day she sent for Barak Ben-Abinoam, from Kadesh in Naphtali, and instructed him, YHWH, the God of Israel, commands this: You are to lead 10,000 Israelites from Naphtali and Zebulun to Mount Tabor. I will lure Sisera, Jabin’s commander, with his chariots and troops to the Kishinev River and you will defeat him there. Barak said to Deborah, If you come with me, I will go. And if you do not go with me, I will not go. Very well, I will go with you, she replied, but then you won’t have the honor of victory from this battle – for YHWH will deliver Sisera into the hands of a woman!
Mahatma Gandhi: “If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man’s superior. Has she not greater intuition, is she not more self-sacrificing, has she not greater powers of endurance, has she not greater courage? Without her man could not be. If nonviolence is the law of our being, the further is with woman. Who can make a more effective appeal to the heart than woman?”
The God in me Honors the God in you, Apostle Brenda D. Cooper