By Scarlett Stough
Please read the women in Christ commentary
on Deborah to prepare for the study. Deborah:
Part I Deborah’s Example
Judges 4:1-3; 2:10-15 What was the spiritual condition of Israel? Who brought about their occupation by a foreign power? How long were they oppressed?
Judges 2:16-19 What purpose did the judges serve?
Judges 4:4-5 What did Deborah do in addition to judging Israel?
Judges 4:6-7 What message did she give Barak?
Judges 4:8-16 What was Barak’s reaction? Who is determining the outcome of this battle for freedom?
Judges 4:17-22 How was Deborah’s prophecy of verse 9 accomplished?
Judges 4:23-24; 5:31b Who determined who won? How long did this peace last?
Judges 5:1-31 How did Deborah and Barak honor their deliverer?
Optional Discussion Topic: Deuteronomy
28. List the blessings for obedience. List the curses for disobedience.
What do you think the nature of Jabin’s oppression might have been? Look
at the state of the world and compare to this list.
Part II An Application For Today
Exodus 18:15-26; Deuteronomy 1:13-17; Leviticus 19:15; Proverbs 18:17; 17:15, 26 What do you learn from these scriptures about the qualifications and responsibilities of a judge?
I Corinthians 5:12-6:8 What role does judgment
have within an assembly of Christians?
Romans 14:1-15:7 (Note especially 14:4) What do you learn about inappropriate judging from this passage?
I Samuel 16:6-7; John 7:16-24 What is the basis for right judgment?
Matthew 7:1-5 What preparation must a judge make before judging others? What standard should a judge use?
James 2:1-13 What attitude precedes a wrong judgment? What quality is essential for right judgment?
Hebrews 5:12-14 Name three qualities from
this passage that leads to maturity?
Part III Future Judgment
Revelation 20:4-6 Who are seated on these thrones?
I Peter 4:5; Acts 10:42-43; Psalm 50:6; Romans 14:12 Who is the Supreme Judge?
How can you apply these principles of Godly judgment to your everyday life?