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Deborah - Week 4: The Power of a Word-Filled Woman

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Laura Booz: One day, our family was hiking through the woods and my husband and I were having a great time just loving the nature, hearing the birds sing, smelling the fresh air. Our six-year-old, on the other hand, was exasperated!

She was stumbling over roots and rocks. After tripping over one big rock, she said, “Why can’t they just bring a bulldozer through here and straighten this all out?!” Well, we laughed and told her there’s actually this funny song about paving Paradise and putting up a parking lot. And we said, “Sometimes you just have to enjoy the rocks right where they are!”

Hi, I’m Laura Booz. Welcome to the Women of the Bible podcast. In this season, my friend Erin Davis is leading us in a study about Deborah. Well, the Bible was written before bulldozers, before it was so easy to just move the rocks! Consider that while I read these couple of verses.

Psalm 18:2: “The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge.” 

Psalm 18:31: “For who is God, but the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God?” 

Psalm 71:3: “Be to me a rock of refuge, to which I may continually come; you have given the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.”

For the psalmist, a rock was unmoveable, unshakeable. You couldn’t move it if you wanted to! And in this case, you wouldn’t want to!

Erin Davis: In this episode of the Women of the Bible podcast, we’re going to focus on the power of a Word-filled woman. So I want you to tell me about a Word-filled woman in your life. I want you to gush about her for a moment; I mean, just tell us what you love about her.

Because I want us to paint a picture of what is possible, to women listening, if we become Word-filled women. Laura, who comes to mind when you think of a Word-filled woman?

Laura Gonzalez: The first one is Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth. She’s been my mentor, without her knowing, for so many years. When she speaks, she has the Scripture right there in her tongue and is encouraging with her words. 

And another person that is like that, that loves Scripture and memorizes it and knows it by heart—and you can tell in her prayers—is my friend, Patricia.

Staci Rudolph: I’d say my mom. She’s a quiet woman, but I think it’s more so in her presence. She’s just steady, she’s sure, she knows what God is calling her to do and she’s walking in it. You can tell. Even when she’s talking to me, she’s giving me advice, I know that it’s coming from God. I know that it’s coming from the Word most of the time.

Erin: Yes. I think of my friend, Dree. She is a Word-filled woman! She knows the Word, she loves it, she lives it. She could never be accused of being a hearer and not a doer. It’s funny, she’s had some back surgery—she’s got some hardware back there. But the Word is also like a rod of iron in her life. It’s her spine!

Laura: A spine of steel! 

Erin: She’s got a spine of steel, and that spine is the Word of God. She’ll speak the Word of God to me in ways that often are very convicting! She’ll be like, “Erin, you know that the Word says [insert thought from the Word]!” And it inspires me!

Alright, let’s catch people up on the story of Deborah. It’s found in the book of Judges. Laura, what do we know about Deborah? 

Laura: We know she’s a prophetess; she’s a wife; she’s a judge; she was raised up by the Lord in a very difficult time in Israel. And we see her ready to encourage Barak to go and fight Sisera.

Erin: Right, and who’s Sisera, Staci?

Staci: Sisera is the commander of the Canaanite army.

Erin: Right. That doesn’t mean anything to some people, so who are the Canaanites? They’re like, “Where’s Canaan?! I’ve never heard of it!” 

Staci: The Canaanites are bad news bears! They’ve had the Israelites in captivity, under oppression, for twenty years. So Deborah is talking to Barak and reminding him of what the Lord has commanded him to do in terms of fighting the battle, leading Israel into victory.

Erin: And they do! They go. Israel has foot soldiers; Sisera has chariots of iron, which means they’re unmatched . . . except for Israel has God on their side; Sisera does not, the Canaanites do not. And they annihilate the Canaanite army.

Sisera fled to the tent of Jael, where he was killed with a tent peg to the temple. (That part makes for rough bedtime stories!) But we want to ask right questions of the text. Laura, as you think about just a couple of chapters in Judges—Judges 4 and 5—what does the story reveal to you about the character of God?

Laura: Well, He’s a faithful God. He is in control of every detail of our lives. He’s merciful. He responds to His children’s cries when they come in repentance and cry in desperation. He delivers us.

Staci: I think He’s clear in the way He speaks to Deborah. She has no question about what He said to Barak, what He’s saying to her. I think a lot of times we think that God wants us to figure it out, and He’s trying to keep us lost. 

Erin: It’s secrets, it’s riddles.

Staci: And no, it’s not. He’s clear. He wants us to know how to obey Him and what He wants us to do.

Erin: I hadn’t thought of it in that way, but you’re absolutely right! There’s another question we need to ask of Scripture, and that is: What does this tell us about the gospel? What are we seeing in this story that points forward to the gospel—that Jesus came, that He died, that He was crucified for our sins, that He rose.

And, honestly, this is far removed historically from that. Is there anything in the story of Deborah, Barak, Jael, Sisera, Israel, Canaan that gives you impressions of the gospel story?

Laura: That we have a Deliverer that delivers us from our enemies. We need to come to Him in repentance, but He will deliver us.

Staci: He’s there when we hit that point of desperation.

Laura: He’s there, He’ll set us free. He’ll give us peace, like at the end, when they had peace after the enemy was destroyed, defeated.

Erin: And they couldn’t fight the battle on their own. They were outmanned, they were outgunned. That’s us with sin and death, right?

Laura: Yes, it is His battle. 

Staci: Absolutely!

Erin: It is His battle! I know it’s not as literal as I may be taking it, but even that death blow to Sisera at the hand of Jael reminds me of what Jesus did on the Cross. He took that death blow to my sin for my salvation! I think the gospel is all over this story if we have the eyes to look for it.

So to women listening, I don’t want to say you should never ask application questions of Scripture, never question, “What does this mean in my life?” No! Scripture encourages us to be doers and not just hearers. It’s not just an intellectual exercise, but we want to ask the right questions in the right order.

I just heard a teacher say that your “do” should match your “say.” And I love that! If you say you believe the Bible, there should be some application in our lives. So, that’s what I want to do in this episode. 

I want to look at Deborah’s story for some practical application after we’ve asked the big questions, “What does this tell us about God?” (We could spend forever mining that, because God’s character is so rich!) How do we see the gospel? How then shall we live?” That’s another good question Scripture gives us.

So let’s go to Judges 4. I’m going to read us Judges 4, verse 6. I know we’ve read it in multiple episodes, but we’re going to go back to it one more time as we’re looking for application for our lives.

Judges 4:6: “She [the “she” there is Deborah] sent and summoned Barak the son of Abinoam from Kedesh-naphtali and said to him, ‘Has not the Lord, the God of Israel, commanded you, “Go, gather your men at Mount Tabor, taking 10,000 from the people of Naphtali and the people of Zebulun.”’” 

Here’s my question: How did Deborah know what to say to Barak?

Laura: I think she was listening to the Lord. She was in communion with God; God was talking to her. She was His prophetess, and she was in communication with Him. 

Staci: Yes. Even when we are told that she sits under a palm tree, there’s something to be said about her being calm, her being in nature, her being quiet before the Lord. So I think we definitely know if she quieted her heart, she sat there, and she heard from the Lord. She probably didn’t have a ton of distractions in her life. She probably had some, because that’s how life is . . .

Erin: She sure didn’t have an iPhone! (laughter)

Staci: That’s what I’m saying. She was there connected with God, hearing what He was saying.

Erin: I never thought of that before, Staci, but you’re spot-on! Romans 1 tells us that the invisible nature of God is visible in what He has made. So just by nature of sitting under the tree and trying to discern from God’s character, it gives her some advantage to hear from Him. I’m going to have to turn on my biblical imagination here—this isn’t in the text—but my assumption is that this was not the first time Deborah heard from the Lord.

Maybe it’s not an assumption, because we know she was a prophetess, but still she’s given a big assignment here: “Hey, go find Barak and tell him that he needs to take on a massive enemy army!” So I’m guessing she probably had some training wheels in talking to the Lord before that. 

It’s important for us to say that Deborah lived in a different part of the redemptive timeline than we do. It was before Pentecost. We have the Holy Spirit living in us. It was before she had the Word of God in the same format we do, but she did hear from God.

I’m going to ask both of you a question that I get pretty often: How do you hear from God?

Laura: You hear from Him in His Word, of course, that’s the first thing. But He speaks to us through people, through circumstances, in church when you go in and hear a message, through reading books that talk and speak about Him and about His will. Mostly through the Bible and His Spirit is in us. 

Staci: Just being here to discuss this with you ladies, just so many things I’ve had, decisions that I’m thinking through . . . I’ve had like five conversations since I’ve been here that are like boom, boom, boom. I’m like, “Thank You, God!” He uses His people. He uses people in general, sometimes, that don’t even belong to Him.

Laura: I think we just need to be paying attention. Sometimes we are listening to our own voice and not His voice. And like you were saying, even people can just say something at the right time, and if we’re listening we can figure out that He’s talking to us.

Erin: I have some college-age women in my life. They’ll say, “I don’t hear from the Lord like you do!” I think they’re expecting a voice . . . and they can, if they will just open their Bibles! That is how I hear from the Lord. He’s already spoken; it’s not something outside of that.

I think that is so important for us to understand. What does it take to be a woman who hears from God? It takes that we be women who open our Bibles!

Staci: I think it calls for clear frequency, too. I think about it like a wifi connection. You have to position yourself and make sure you’re in the place to hear from God, because God is always downloading things. But are you in a place that you can hear it and receive it?

Erin: What interrupts the frequency?

Staci: Sin is huge, huge, huge when it comes to that.

Erin: Yes, right, it really is!

Laura: I love that word you used, “downloading”! The other day I was talking to my husband and saying, “The Lord is showing me so many things in His Word that it’s like a download. I need to process it; I need to write it down!” 

Erin: All this computer language—download, processor.

Staci: It’s in the cloud!

Erin: That was my idea! That’s how I work! Well, if we really take Deborah’s story down to the brass tacks, what she did was she spoke the commands and the promises of God. That’s what she did, there’s nothing more mystical about what she did than that. She spoke the commands and promises of God.

If you look at the verse again—and man, it’s such a deep well; every time you drop down your bucket, you pull something up. She says, “Has not the Lord . . .” She’s reminding Barak. It’s not, “Have not I?” or “Have not the people?” but “Has not the Lord commanded you?” How would we say that in modern language? That feels clunky.

Staci: “Didn’t God tell you?” 

Laura: “Didn’t God tell you?” That’s right! She was sure that God had spoken!

Staci: I think it’s something, too, the Bible telling us that she was a prophetess. Because in order to be a prophet, what you say has to come true. So I think she had heard from God in the past, and the fact it was labeling her as a prophetess, she proved herself as that, in the past.

Erin: She knew. It was tested and tried. I want us to read Judges 4:7.

And I [remember the “I” is God] will draw out Sisera, the general of Jabin's army, to meet you by the river Kishon with his chariots and his troops, and I will give him into your hand.”

So what’s the command here? There’s a command and a promise. The command is, “Go!” The promise is, “I’m going to give him to you!” That’s really what Deborah is speaking. She’s speaking the commands of God and the promises of God. What happens? Staci, will you read us Judges 4:10–16?

Staci: Yes. 

Barak summoned Zebulun and Naphtali to Kedesh; ten thousand men followed him, and Deborah also went with him. Now Heber the Kenite had moved away from the Kenites, the sons of Hobab, Moses’s father-in-law, and pitched his tent beside the oak tree of Zaanannim, which was near Kedesh.

It was reported to Sisera that Barak son of Abinoam had gone up Mount Tabor. Sisera summoned all his nine hundred iron chariots and all the troops who were with him from Harosheth of the Nations to the Wadi Kishon.

Then Deborah said to Barak, "Go! This is the day the Lord has handed Sisera over to you. Hasn’t the Lord gone before you?" So Barak came down from Mount Tabor with ten thousand men following him. (vv. 10–14 CSB)

Erin: I want to focus on verse 14. Who does Deborah focus on as she’s talking to Barak? “And Deborah said to Barak, ‘Up! For this is the day in which the Lord has given Sisera into your hand. Does not the Lord go out before you?’” (ESV) Whose name is on Deborah’s lips as she’s talking?

Staci: The Lord.

Erin: And your translation, Staci, said, “Go!” My translation says, “Up!” And I love that! In the name of the Lord, up! In the Name of the Lord, go!, for the Lord God is with us!” And that is essentially what she says to Barak. 

I wonder if you’ve had a moment like that, when somebody used God’s commands or God’s promises to essentially say to you, “Up! Go! It’s time to move!”? Staci, have you had one of those?

Staci: Yes, I think definitely. I know I always talk about “calling.” That’s been the huge thing for me. In the past five years, “God!” I begged and begged and begged: “What do You want me to do? What do You want me to do!?” And then He told me, and I’m like, “Aaah!” And then I clam up! 

So I think, definitely, people just saying to me, like, “Commit! He’s shown you what you wanted! So now commit to it and walk obediently in what He’s calling you to.” So I think, get up, go, do what He said.

Erin: Can I tell you a secret? I’m always wanting to quit my calling, always, every day! 

Staci: Really? Every day I’m like, “I can’t do this! I can’t do this; I don’t want to do this!” And that could be a million callings. Right now, it’s caring for a loved one who has got an illness that is just difficult. I just want to fold like a chair. I don’t want to do it. 

And my husband is the one who says, like, “Up! Go! The Lord has put this into our hands! Up! Go!” The poor man has to say it to me probably a hundred times a day, but man, am I grateful! So I’m a little older than you, and I still wrestle with the things the Lord has called me to do, and I’m grateful for people who say, “Up! Go in the name of the Lord!”

Staci: You need it!

Erin: Yes! Does anybody say those kinds of things to you, Laura?

Laura: Yes, to me it’s a little bit like you, Erin. When I started with this ministry, Aviva Nuestros Corazones, I started full of passion—and I still am. But there are days when I say, “Why should I keep going?” And then I’m reminded, “Persevere! Keep going, keep going, keep going!” So I need that reminder every single day . . . because we tend to accommodate.

Erin: We do. I was going to say, what’s not helpful in that situation is for someone to say either, “Yeah, you’re right! It’s probably time for you to retire!” Or for someone to say, “You have it in you! You can do this!” Well, no I can’t! That’s not going to get me past the next forty-five minutes. 

So for someone to say, “Don’t you remember who the Lord is? Don’t you remember what the Lord has done in your life? Don’t you remember what assignments the Lord has commissioned you with?” That is really so powerful!

Staci: That’s the rhythm of it!

Laura: Because many times you want to throw in the towel, and then something happens. It’s either the Lord through His Word, or somebody else telling you, “You know, this is what the Lord did,” or “This is what this ministry has done.”

And you’re like, “Oh, my goodness, I have to keep going!” The Lord is just encouraging you.

Erin: So true. You know, if we look at this in context, we see that Barak was not Deborah’s puppet. I don’t believe he was just waiting for Deborah to give him the order and then he went into war. She was there supporting him. She was saying, “Be of good courage; have faith in God. Be strong in Him!”

Laura: I think that the Lord had spoken to Barak, and he knew it! Because she’s asking, “Has not the Lord spoken to you?” But he was just afraid.

Staci: That’s why it’s important for us, as believers, to tell our Christian brothers and our Christian sisters what God is telling us, and to encourage them. Because He’s already said it, but sometimes you do need that outside voice, that’s like, “Remember! Don’t forget! Don’t get lax! Do what God has called you to!”

Laura: Or, “Remember that He’s there, that He’s with you. You’re not alone.”

Staci: Exactly!

Erin: I don’t think of myself as an encourager at all; I wouldn’t consider that one of my gifts. I was in a women’s Bible study, and we were talking about having the kind of friend who would be like, “Up, go in the name of the Lord!” All of the women in that group said, “Erin, you’re that for us!” And I was like, “I am? I don’t think of myself that way at all!”

But it is a great delight to encourage your sisters and your brothers in the Lord—of who He is and what He has done for them. I don’t know that you have to have the gift of encouragement, necessarily. I don’t even know what that means!

Staci: And sometimes it’s not going to be fun! I always think of a verse in Proverbs, like, “Wounds of a friend can be trusted” (Prov. 27:6). Sometimes you’ve got to say hard things, but they know you love them because you’re saying the hard things. 

Laura: There is a person on our staff; she’s sixty. They are empty nesters, ready to retire (as you would say) due to their age. Well, they felt from the Lord that they “had another mountain,” like Caleb [in the Bible].

They just moved to Spain to do some urban mission work. Everybody would think, Why would you want to do that at that age, and not just retire and stay comfortable and stay in your country? A week ago, they left everything. They just went with five bags, because they felt the Lord say, “Go!”

And it’s so encouraging to see that! Because when others are just staying behind, and now it’s time to retire, they say, “No! This is not time to retire!”

Erin: I bet many sisters—and you were probably among them in the midst of that process—reminded them, “No! Up, go! Has not the Lord commanded you?” 

Laura: Yes!

Staci: All so often, the things God calls us to do very rarely make sense to the world. And so, just the fact that everybody’s like, “It makes no sense!” It kind of makes you be like, “Oh, it is even more so.” Like, for them to go on foot against iron chariots . . . what were they doing?

Erin: It doesn’t make any sense!

Laura: Sometimes He calls us to do things that don’t make sense.

Erin: Right, often.

Staci: But He’s got it.

Erin: Well, Deborah was reminding Barak that God was with him in the battle, and I want to talk about the men in our lives. Let’s let Barak epitomize them for a minute. They are fighting tough battles!

I am a wife of one man and a mother of four sons, and it is tough to be men of God in this culture! Deborah pointed Barak back to the truth of God in such a distinctly feminine way. Laura, I want to know how you encourage your husband to be who God calls him to be, to do what God calls him to do. How do you do that in uniquely feminine ways?

Laura: Well, sometimes we are tempted as women to pick on their flaws, and I’ve been there, believe me! I have to keep reminding myself, “You know, look at what he’s doing, how the Lord is using him.” And that’s what I’ve been doing, especially lately.

The Lord uses him a lot with other men, in encouraging others and counseling, and I have to tell him all the time, “You’re a servant of the Lord! The Lord is using you, and that is great! Just keep going!”

Sometimes they are not so sure of what the Lord is doing through them, and they have to be reminded. So I try to do that all the time, affirm what he is doing well and how the Lord is using him.

Erin: I’ve seen it on my husband’s face. I can put the weight of the world on his back, or take off the weight of the world from his back with a sentence or less, sometimes with a word. There is real power.

Laura: We can destroy or we can edify our home. It’s amazing the influence we have with our words. 

Staci: I think culture tells us . . . I’m not married, not just yet . . .

Erin: I was just going to say, your [future] husband is out there! 

Staci: Yeah, I know, right. But just as far as my brother and my dad, I think culture tells us that men don’t need to hear those things, they’re tough, they got it. But there’s something to encouraging them as a brother, as a sister in Christ.

Erin: And even in your workplace, you work with men. There are opportunities to be an encourager in ways that are soft but powerful. You know, when I can’t encourage the men in my home, is when I haven’t been reading my Bible. I just can’t.

I get so weak so fast! If I decide, “Aw, I’m so tired, I’m not going to read my Bible today,” within twenty-four hours (certainly if I let it go on beyond that), I don’t have anything to do. I don’t have anything to give, any ways to encourage the men in my home. And that’s why being a Word-filled woman is so important!

Let’s take it back to Deborah. Imagine her going to the fight, she’s going to the battle—a war! Do you think she felt afraid? I think she probably did. And if she did, what is it that gave her the courage to go ahead and go to the fight? What do you think, Laura?

Laura: I guess that the Lord was going with her, and with them. He had said, “I’m here! I’m going to defeat this enemy, so trust Me!” I think she was encouraged by His promises.

Erin: Yes, she knew God was with her. Staci, what do you think gave her courage?

Staci: I think definitely that any time you’re abiding in God, you’re spending time with Him, you have a sense of security and peace that He’s going to do what He said He’s going to do. So you do get scared. I think that makes you lean on Him even more and trust Him more.

Erin: I think she was strengthened by the Word of God. I know she didn’t have the Bible in the way that we have the Bible, but she did have God’s law. The Ten Commandments had already been given to God’s people at this point. The laws given for living in the book of Leviticus had been given, so it’s not like she had no concept of the law.

She had been a judge with the assignment to do justice according to God’s law, so I’m assuming she had some sense of the code of law in order to do that, because she was a judge. She was a woman strengthened by the Word, and I have been a woman strengthened by the Word.

I can think of a brutal time in my life where everything that could go wrong did, and the Bible became—as it describes itself—food to me! Like, “I don’t have the strength to face this if I don’t eat this!” And I think Deborah models that for us.

Laura: Yes. She had faith in that Word. She believed it. She knew it was true. Because when she said, “Does not the Lord go out before you?”, she was sure! There was no doubt. 

Sometimes we read the Word, but we don’t believe it, right? We don’t believe God. She believed God.

Erin: She did; you can tell she did. I think being women of the Word can make us encouragers to men. I think it can make us encouragers to our culture. We see that in Deborah. But I think it can also make us encouragers to each other.

And Laura, you’re the one who pointed this out to me. I didn’t see it in the text until you pointed it out to me. Tell us about the three women.

Laura: Well, we see Deborah of course, whom we have been talking about. We see Jael, which we talked about. And then we see Sisera’s mother. We see her in Judges 5:28–30. The Word say, 

Out of the window she peered, the mother of Sisera wailed through the lattice: "Why is his chariot so long in coming? Why tarry the hoofbeats of his chariots?" Her wisest princesses answer, indeed, she answers herself, "Have they not found and divided the spoil?—A womb or two for every man; spoil of dyed materials for Sisera." 

So, she was looking out the window, expecting to see Sisera coming back with spoils, disregarding that Sisera was fighting the Lord of the universe, the Lord of Hosts!

And she was expecting to see her son coming back, having won this war with spoils, disregarding who he was fighting with.

Erin: Right. We see Deborah, who we’re claiming is a woman of the Word. I think we see evidence of that. We have Jael. I’m not sure we could make as strong of a claim, but she’s heard the stories of God’s people and she responds in favor of God’s people.

And then you have Sisera’s mom. She has a totally distorted picture of what’s going to happen. She’s totally out of touch with reality!

Laura: Unaware!

Erin: And I think, which woman do we want to be? Deborah, in being a woman of the Word, set Jael up to play a part in God’s story. And that’s who I want to be. 

Laura: Right. We want to be faithful. Deborah was faithful to the calling, and Jael was faithful to the calling.

Erin: Yes, so true. I think there’s something in all of us that wants to influence others, and isn’t that all that that means? And because Deborah had confidence in God’s Word, she encouraged others. She was an influencer in her day, and people looked to her for answers.

There’s this verse in James that talks about the Word as being implanted in us, like it becomes a part of us. (see 1:21) And as we consider being women of influence, how do we get God’s Word more deeply implanted?

Because I talk to so many women: they know God’s Word is true, they know it could change their life, and they are struggling to just read the thing! So how do we get the Word of God implanted in us so that we can be influencers?

Laura: I think we need to make it a habit to abide in the Word every day. We cannot just read it when we have a circumstance that we’re going through or we’re looking for some promise in the Word. No, we have to be in it every single day, having that truth washing over us, keeping it in our hearts.

It’s like a savings account at the bank, where you put money in every time, so when you need it, you have it. So it’s just the same with the Word.

Erin: Yes, it’s that simple and that hard.

Laura: Because it’s a habit, you know, but once you have it, you just can’t live without it. It’s like the air you breathe!

Staci: I like to think of it as like two men: The flesh is a man, and the spirit. The more you feed it, the stronger it gets; the more it wins, you know? So, coming back every single day, planning that every single day is going to bring you back. You have to kickstart it, though. Pray to the Lord to help you kickstart it, and then it goes.

Erin: Those are your marching orders! I’m not sending you in to fight the Canaanite armies, but today I am sending you to become a woman of the Word! Because you do want to have influence. Whether you admit it or not, we all do, and the way to do that is to be a Word-filled woman.

Laura: It is so important, because there are so many lies out there in the culture trying to get into our minds that we really need to be in the truth!

Staci: Definitely! I always think about our key verse at True Girl, John 8:31–32, and it just says, 

Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, "If you continue in my word, you really are my disciples. You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." 

So His Word is what does that!

Laura: Amen!

Laura [Booz]: Here at Revive Our Hearts, we want to help you become more of a Word-filled woman! That’s why we launched a series of Bible study book called Women of the Bible. The latest is called Deborah: Becoming a Woman of Valor. It was written by our friend, Erin Davis!

Now, listening to this podcast or watching the video is great. But when you dig into the Bible and grapple with the story of Deborah for yourself, you’ll get so much more out of it! And that’s what this study will help you do. 

To get a copy of Deborah: Becoming a Woman of Valor, visit ReviveOurHearts.com/WomenoftheBible. 

Next time on the Women of the Bible podcast, we’ll see how the story of Deborah calls us to display the beauty of the gospel in uniquely feminine ways. I’m Laura Booz inviting you back to the next episode of Women of the Bible! 

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About the Panelists

Laura Gonzalez de Chavez

Laura Gonzalez de Chavez

Laura's passion is to disciple women of all ages with the solid foundation of God's Word and to help them live up to the faith they have embraced. Laura is a biblical counselor and mentor to many young women. She currently directs Aviva Nuestros Corazones, the Spanish arm of the  Revive Our Hearts ministry, a task that has helped her reach the women of her generation with the message of the gospel and biblical womanhood. 

Staci Rudolph

Staci Rudolph

Staci Rudolph is a lead teacher for True Girl. From co-hosting online Bible studies like "Habakkuk: Walking By Faith Through Difficult Days" to facilitating biblical discussion of teen topics on the True You videocast, Staci is passionate about encouraging tweens, teens, and women of all ages to walk in God’s Truth.

About the Host

Erin Davis

Erin Davis

Erin Davis is an author, blogger, and speaker who loves to see women of all ages run to the deep well of God’s Word. She is the author of many books and Bible studies including: 7 Feasts, Connected, Beautiful Encounters, and the My Name Is Erin series. She serves on the ministry team of Revive Our Hearts. When she’s not writing, you can find Erin chasing chickens and children on her small farm in the Midwest.

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