God speaks through Deborah, prophetess and judge of Israel:
Judges 4:7 (ESV) 7 And I 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’?”
Judges 4:8 (ESV) 8 Barak said to her, “If you will go with me, I will go, but if you will not go with me, I will not go.”
Judges 4:9 (ESV) 9 And she said, “I will surely go with you. Nevertheless, the road on which you are going will not lead to your glory, for the LORD will sell Sisera into the hand of a woman.” Then Deborah arose and went with Barak to Kedesh.
Judges 4:21 (ESV) 21 But Jael the wife of Heber took a tent peg, and took a hammer in her hand. Then she went softly to him [Sisera, enemy commander] and drove the peg into his temple until it went down into the ground while he was lying fast asleep from weariness. So he died.
So God delivered Israel from Sisera, commander of the enemy. And Barak, having not trusted the Lord lost the glory of the victory to a woman, Jael descendant of Mose’s father-in-law, as prophesied by the judge Deborah.
God is showing me that He is enough. If He is with me, like He was with Moses, He is sufficient to bring about what He has promised. Balak’s deal – “if you go with me” sounds so similar to what Moses said to God back in Exodus 33:15 “Then Moses said to him, ‘If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here.’
But here Balak does not see Gods promise of what He will do as enough and wants Deborah, the deliverer of the message, to go with them. God’s promised presence was enough for Moses but not for Balak. May it be enough for me today.
“Lord, your promises and presence are enough for me today! Amen”