CLOSING PRAYER: “Lord, we accept your truth regarding dating.Please equip us to commit to your word and to quick repentance of relational sin.They were familiar to the Israelites through the connection of Jethro to Moses, and their skill as metalworkers was welcomed wherever they camped. Schenk notes that Sisera was Jael's guest, "was in the sanctuary of her home, and protected by the laws of hospitality." According to Herbert Lockyer she may have acted out of practical necessity. It would not have been wise to allow Barak to find Sisera in her tent.
This can be seen in the Stavelot Bible, the Speculus Darmstadt, as well as several other texts.
When not shown in the act of killing Sisera, she carries her hammer and sometimes the spike, making her easy to identify.
Barak demurred, saying he would go, provided she would also. The armies met on the plain of Esdraelon, where Sisera's iron-bound chariots became hampered by the mud caused by a downpour during the night that caused the Wadi Kishon to overflow its banks.
Deborah agreed but prophesied that the honour of defeating Jabin's army would then go to a woman. The Canaanites were defeated and Sisera fled the scene.
The Kenites were a nomadic tribe, some of whom lived in close proximity to the Israelites.
The Bible records a number of cases of intermarriage; the father-in-law of Moses was apparently a Kenite, but it is not clear if this was Jethro.
And Jael said, "Strengthen in me today, Lord, my arm on account of you and your people and those who hope in you." And Jael took the stake and put it on his temple and struck it with a hammer.
And while he was dying, Sisera said to Jael, "Behold pain has taken hold of me, Jael, and I die like a woman." And Jael said to him, "Go, boast before your father in hell and tell him that you have fallen into the hands of a woman." Judges states that there was peace between the Canaanites and Heber's clan.
SCRIPTURE PASSAGES: Introduction (5 minutes) OPENING PRAYER: “God, give us the willingness to follow your will when it comes to dating, and help us to accept what the bible says about relationships.
Amen.” PREVIOUS LESSON REVIEW: Say, “Last week we discussed what the bible says about homosexuality.
Amen.” “Love God First” Craft – (20 minutes) Purchase small wooden plaques for each student.