This study is intended to show how Deborah’s story gives the entire gospel message. As always, read it with an attitude of asking God to reveal what He wants you to know about His Son. Enjoy and let the Spirit lead you into all truth as you find that the entire Bible is about only one thing: It’s all about Jesus!
The meanings of Hebrew names can almost tell the whole story by themselves. They reveal the hidden meaning of the allegory. For example: Deborah means “Orderly Motion” and her husband is Lappidoth which means “Lamp” or “Light”. It’s a description of the Holy Spirit working in each one of us proclaiming Jesus –the light of men– our salvation.
Deborah was a judge who God appointed to govern Israel before the reign of kings. By substituting the meanings of the names, the story shows that God has appointed the Holy Spirit to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment (ref. John 16:8-11). Follow this fascinating story from Judges chapter 4 and see if you don’t find Jesus revealed to you in the Old Testament.