It is relative to the conduct of other persons than Jael, and it is relative to Jael's own circumstances as a stranger to the commonwealth of Israel. v., p. 335. In the denunciations pronounced on Egypt and Tyre and Babylon, we learn how great, in God's judgment, is the difference between a wealthy and a happy land. Steve Marquedant | Judges. Please enable Cookies and reload the page. Of what was Meroz guilty? Judges Series Outlines 1 Thank youfor downloading this eBook of outlines. It is quite compatible with the most earnest zeal to offer kind offices to God's enemies when in distress. The Paperback Bible. A religious atmosphere invests the villages of the Bible; human life everywhere is compelled to look up, saved from looking down, from regarding life as a hopeless, grinding fate; the life of the villager is charmed from injustice, oppression, and fraud, by Divine principles taking shape in laws and enactments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he mountains melted from before the LORD. Go to, To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. At the close of her song she utters an emphatic and extraordinary blessing upon Jael. We hate sinners by putting them out of our sight as if they were not, by annihilating them in our affections. J. H. Newman, Parochial and Plain Sermons, vol. C. Hook, Contemporary Pulpit, vol. F. D. Maurice, The Patriarchs and Lawgivers of the Old Testament, p. 320. Deborah and Barak 2. Today, with God's blessing, we will move on in our Christ-centered study of Judges. M. Neale, Sermons for the Church Year, vol. (2) Note that this history would be sorely misapplied, if we were to gather from it that a good motive justifies any action that is known to be bad. 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(2) In weighing Deborah's language, we have to consider, first of all, that Sisera's life was, in Deborah's judgment, rightly forfeited. Deborah is one of the most striking figures in Jewish history. [])), +((!+[]+(!![])+!![]+!![]+!![]+!![]+!![]+!![]+[])+(!+[]+(!![])+!![])+(!+[]+(!![])+!![]+!![]+!![]+!![]+!![]+!![])+(!+[]-(!![]))+(!+[]+(!![])+!![]+!![])+(+!![])+(!+[]+(!![])+!![]+!![]+!![]+!![])+(!+[]+(!![])+!![]+!![])+(!+[]+(!![])+!![]+!![]+!![]+!![]+!![]))/+((!+[]+(!![])+!![]+!![]+!![]+!![]+!![]+[])+(!+[]+(!![])+!![]+!![]+!![]+!![]+!![]+!![])+(!+[]+(!![])+!![]+!![])+(!+[]+(!![])+!![]+!![]+!![]+!![]+!![]+!![]+!![])+(!+[]+(!![])+!![]+!![]+!![]+!![]+!![])+(!+[]+(!![])+!![]+!![]+!![]+!![]+!![])+(!+[]-(!![]))+(!+[]+(!![])+!![]+!![])+(!+[]+(!![])+!![]+!![]+!![]+!! Then were the horsehoofs broken by the means of the pransings, the pransings of their mighty ones. H. P. Liddon, Contemporary Pulpit, vol. iii., p. 31. Humility is good when it stimulates, it is bad when it paralyses, the active powers of a man. Judges 5 Home | M. Henry Commentary | Play! iii., p. 173. God "maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.". The Conduct of Jael: A.F. from חץ, to hold an arrow, signifying therefore the shooter of an arrow. Van Oosterzee, Year of Salvation, vol. A certain fire of zeal, showing itself not by force and blood, but as really and certainly as if it did, is a duty of Christians in the midst of all that excellent overflowing charity which is the highest Gospel grace, and the fulfilling of the second table of the Law. II. We must not allow our reverence for Deborah to interfere with our reverence for God. Her wise ladies answered her, yea, she returned answer to herself, So let all thine enemies perish, O LORD: but. The mother of Sisera looked out at a window, and cried through the lattice, Why is his chariot. The third cause of uselessness is indolence. In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways were unoccupied, and the travellers walked through byways. Of course it is absolutely sinful to have any private enemies. (1) The omission of a plain and positive duty. E. Paxton Hood, Preacher's Lantern, vol. If you would like more resources including full text messages, preaching tips, and small church how-to's be sure to visit and sign up for our email news letter. iii., p. 352; E. J. Hardy, Faint yet Pursuing, p. 85. The Patriarchs and Lawgivers of the Old Testament. I. We must remember this: God calls these men out that they may act as His servants, as deliverers of their country, as benefactors to mankind. MINISTRY OF SERMONAUDIO. Nothing but the knowledge of God's love, taking such possession of a man that his one wish and thought in life is to glorify and serve God, can liberate him from, because it makes him totally forget, the fear of man. There is only one permanent escape from indolence and self-indulgence; the grateful and obedient dedication to God through Christ, which makes all good work, all self-sacrifice, a privilege and joy instead of a hardship, since it is done for Him. The fear is concentrated on no individual, but is there not a sense of hostile or contemptuous surroundings that lies like a chilling hand upon what ought to be the most exuberant and spontaneous utterance of life? The villages of the Bible illustrate this lesson, that national wealth is not in the Divine conception the chief end and purpose of any nation. She speaks of him as the Lord's enemy. (3) Meroz let slip an opportunity; neglected a crisis in her history. II. All Videos PDFs. - Judges 5 Sermons. Judges 5 Home | M. Henry Commentary | Play! From the conduct of the people of Meroz we may take three great warnings: (1) Against sins of omission. II. Awake, awake, Deborah: awake, awake, utter a song: arise, Barak, and lead thy captivity captive, thou son of Abinoam. All Videos PDFs. M. Neale, Sermons for the Church Year, vol. ii., p. 411. Deborah contrasts the poor heathen woman of the desert with the recreant sailors of Asher and Dan, and the herdsmen of Reuben, and the townsmen of Meroz. They did not join with the enemy, but they refused to help the people of God. Judges 5:16.—Parker, vol. II. Read. Gilead abode beyond Jordan: and why did Dan remain in ships? Asher continued on the sea shore, and abode in his breaches. If then in wrath God doomed a city to punishment, yet even in that doom there is mercy, for in the curse pronounced by Deborah there was a warning to the inhabitants of the city to return from their faithlessness. Most of all He comes in the men (and woman) who judged Israel. מחצּץ is to be regarded, as the Rabbins maintain, as a denom. References: Judges 5:23.—W. She was the leader and guide of her countrymen in the effort which restored to them peace and freedom, civil and religious. Jdg 5:7-8 I. At her feet he bowed, he fell, he lay down: at her feet he bowed, he fell: where he bowed, there he fell down dead. The sin of Meroz was that it was found wanting on a great occasion, as it could not have been found wanting had it been sound at heart. But in no case are we to allow ourselves resentment or malice. (3) Against the letting slip of opportunities. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of The first source of the uselessness of good men is moral cowardice. May they not be heard within the soul when a man has consciously declined that which conscience has recognised as a plain duty? We must not insist that she is right when she contradicts law-givers, prophets, apostles, and the Son of God. (1) It failed first of all in the duty of patriotism. vi., p. 65 (see also Penny Pulpit, No. Meroz is never unrepresented in history. Notice, first of all, that the sin for which Meroz is cursed is pure inaction. xiii., No. Judges 5:24-27: The Blessing of Jael: Bp. I. Jael's action on the one hand, and Deborah's inspired judgment on the other, raise questions to which no reflecting mind can be insensible. Judges Sermon Outlines. The Bible does not itself applaud this act; it tells us frankly that Deborah the prophetess applauded it. 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