Scripture Reading: Judges 4:21
Then Jael, Heber’s wife, took a nail of the tent, and took a hammer in her hand, and went softly unto him, and smote the nail into his temples, and fastened it into the ground: for he was fast asleep and weary. So he died.
Reflections: Courage is ‘the attitude of facing and dealing with anything recognised as dangerous, difficult, or painful, instead of withdrawing from it’. Many people always want to depend on the courage of others. However, there are times when it is vital to demonstrate self-courage. It will propel you to greater heights. The story of Jael speaks volumes. As Sisera, captain of the Canaanite army, fled and took refuge in her home; she decided to singlehandedly kill him. This demanded a lot of courage since she was dealing with an experienced army official. She could have sought extra hands in executing her plan, but she chose to be self-courageous. This placed her in the ‘hall of fame of Israel, a feat which Barak, King of Israel, missed because he decided to depend on the courage of Deborah ( Judges 4:8-9). Self-courage will surely propel you to greater heights!
Prayer: Oh Lord, help me to be courageous.
Confession: I am courageous.