It was reported to Sisera that Barak son of Abinoam had gone up Mount Tabor. Sisera summoned all his 900 iron chariots and all the people who were with him from Harosheth of the Nations to the Wadi Kishon. Then Deborah said to Barak, “Move on, for 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 10,000 men following him. Judges 4:12-14 HCSB
The Kentucky Wildcat basketball team is ranked as one of the top 10 teams in the nation and they recently played Tennessee, which is not even ranked. Even though it seemed like an impossible task for the Tennessee Volunteers to beat the Kentucky Wildcats, they played well and were able to defeat them by two points. On the same night the fourth ranked Kansas Jayhawks were defeated by the unranked West Virginia team.
The odds were against Barak. It seemed impossible for Barak's 10,000 men to be able to defeat Sisera with his 900 iron chariots. In that day, chariots would have been a big advantage. To face that many chariots had to be daunting for the 10,000 Israelite soldiers. Deborah told Barak to “Move on, for this is the day the Lord has handed Sisera over to you.”
Challenge: How many times have you been too afraid to “move on”? Barak and his men were afraid to “move on”. What is God calling you to do that may seem impossible and daunting? With God on your side, you can “move on” and have victory over your fears.
Read The Bible Through In Two Years: Genesis 28:1 – 29:35; Matthew 19:16 – 20:16