Bible Society of South Africa

I am She – Day 7

She is a Spiritual Leader.

She is willing, if it is required of her, to take the spiritual lead. She is not necessarily a minister, but she listens when God calls her to testify, to help those in spiritual need, and to lead people back to Him. She listens to God and she does her part for the church.

And you discover: I am She!

Bible text(s)

3Jabin had 900 iron chariots, and he ruled the people of Israel with cruelty and violence for twenty years. Then the people of Israel cried out to the LORD for help.

4Now Deborah, the wife of Lappidoth, was a prophet, and she was serving as a judge for the Israelites at that time. 5She used to sit under a certain palm tree between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim, and the people of Israel would go there for her decisions. 6One day she sent for Barak son of Abinoam from the city of Kedesh in Naphtali and said to him, “The LORD, the God of Israel, has given you this command: ‘Take 10,000 men from the tribes of Naphtali and Zebulun and lead them to Mount Tabor. 7I will bring Sisera, the commander of Jabin's army, to fight against you at the River Kishon. He will have his chariots and soldiers, but I will give you victory over him.’ ”

8Then Barak replied, “I will go if you go with me, but if you don't go with me, I won't go either.”

9She answered, “All right, I will go with you, but you won't get any credit for the victory, because the LORD will hand Sisera over to a woman.” So Deborah set off for Kedesh with Barak.

Judges 4:3-9GNBOpen in Bible reader

11Their wives also must be of good character and must not gossip; they must be sober and honest in everything.

1 Timothy 3:11GNBOpen in Bible reader

4We have many parts in the one body, and all these parts have different functions. 5In the same way, though we are many, we are one body in union with Christ, and we are all joined to each other as different parts of one body. 6So we are to use our different gifts in accordance with the grace that God has given us. If our gift is to speak God's message, we should do it according to the faith that we have; 7if it is to serve, we should serve; if it is to teach, we should teach; 8if it is to encourage others, we should do so. Whoever shares with others should do it generously; whoever has authority should work hard; whoever shows kindness to others should do it cheerfully.

Romans 12:4-8GNBOpen in Bible reader

25So Jesus called them all together and said, “You know that the rulers of the heathen have power over them, and the leaders have complete authority. 26This, however, is not the way it shall be among you. If one of you wants to be great, he must be the servant of the rest; 27and if one of you wants to be first, he must be your slave — 28like the Son of Man, who did not come to be served, but to serve and to give his life to redeem many people.”

Matthew 20:25-28GNBOpen in Bible reader

26She speaks with a gentle wisdom.

Proverbs 31:26GNBOpen in Bible reader

19My brothers and sisters, if any of you wander away from the truth and another one brings them back again, 20remember this: whoever turns a sinner back from his or her wrong way will save that sinner's soul from death and bring about the forgiveness of many sins.

James 5:19-20GNBOpen in Bible reader
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39The army officer who was standing there in front of the cross saw how Jesus had died. “This man was really the Son of God!” he said.

40Some women were there, looking on from a distance. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of the younger James and of Joseph, and Salome. 41They had followed Jesus while he was in Galilee and had helped him. Many other women who had come to Jerusalem with him were there also.

Mark 15:39-41GNBOpen in Bible reader

Thanksgiving and Encouragement

3I give thanks to God, whom I serve with a clear conscience, as my ancestors did. I thank him as I remember you always in my prayers night and day. 4I remember your tears, and I want to see you very much, so that I may be filled with joy. 5I remember the sincere faith you have, the kind of faith that your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice also had. I am sure that you have it also.

2 Timothy 1:3-5GNBOpen in Bible reader

  • She is willing to step forward when the Lord calls her
  • She is a woman of character
  • She uses her gifts
  • She is a servant-leader
  • She is a gentle leader
  • She corrects those who have lost the way
  • She tells everyone that Jesus is the risen Lord
  • She follows the Lord to the end
  • She leaves behind a spiritual heritage

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