Published on 12-26-2010 04:11 PM
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Waiting for Sisera
Sisera, the great Canaanite army general, met defeat at the hands of God’s Judge Deborah and Barak, leader of Israel’s army. In Judges 4:7, God decreed the death of the enemy.
To avoid capture and execution, Sisera fled to the tent of Heber the Kenite, his friend. For Sisera, however, there was no escape. He couldn’t run and hide from God’s justice. Heber’s wife Jael killed Sisera by driving a tent peg through his head while the great general slept.
Deborah’s song in Judges 5 paints a sad picture of Sisera’s mother sitting by a window waiting for her son to return to her.
“Why is his chariot so long in coming,” she cried. “Why tarries the clatter of his chariot?” (Judges 5:28.)
Sisera’s mother waits in vain for a son who will never answer her forlorn cries. He lies dead in Heber’s tent and cannot hear.
Many wait for their false doctrines and theories to vindicate them, as Sisera’s mother