Jael was to be considered the most blessed of women. Why? Because she killed the enemy of God and His people. She took a tent peg and a hammer and crushed the head of Sisera. The once-proud commander of nine hundred chariots fled on foot from the battle he expected to win and fell dead from the hands and at the feet of a humble, unassuming, tent-dwelling woman. O how the mighty have fallen. The song of Deborah and Barak praises Jael for her act of faith. But it also points to the fall of Sisera as a picture for the fall of all of God’s enemies.
May they all be crushed so the people of God may rise like the blazing strength of the sun. One day, all of God’s enemies will be crushed in hell, and all of God’s people will rise in resurrection and life, but only because the blessed Son of God Himself was crushed for our iniquities (Isa. 53:5). By faith in Jesus, we receive His blessing of eternal life and the eternal victory over the enemies of sin and death.
How will you live in light of Jesus’ eternal victory over sin and death on behalf of those who believe? How will you spread the praise of this wonderful Savior throughout the world?