“Blessed above women shall Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite be, blessed shall she be above women in the tent.” (Judges 5:24).

 

  1. Sarah in tent – Disbelieving Woman: “And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.” “…..lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door…..” (Genesis 18:9,10). “Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?” (Genesis 18:12). Abraham and Sarah received the promise when they were old and well stricken in age. But Sarah could not believe the promise of God. In the tent, she staggered in faith. She asked the question “How is it possible?” But in verse 14, the Lord answered, “Is anything too hard for the Lord?” God gives us the blessings at the appointed time according to His time table. So if God has promised you a blessing, remove the seed of unbelief from your heart and wait for His timing. Nothing is impossible with God, but only believe.

  1. Rachel in tent – Deceiving woman: “And Laban went into Jacob’s tent, and into Leah’s tent, and into the two maidservants’ tents; but he found them not. Then went he out of Leah’s tent, and entered into Rachel’s tent.” “Now Rachel had taken the images, and put them in the camel’s furniture, and sat upon them. And Laban searched all the tent, but found  them not”   (Genesis 31:33,34). When Rachel left her father’s house without his knowledge, she stole the images of her father and hid them in her tent. When Laban, her father came searching for them, she lied to her father. If she had not carried those idols, she would have saved herself from many dangers. Search out your tents to see whether there is anything that is displeasing to the Lord. You can deceive people but not God. So in your tents, be truthful in your deeds.
  1. Rebekah in tent – Consoling woman: “And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death” (Genesis 24:67). Rebekah in tent, was a woman of consolation to her husband Isaac. After his mother’s death, Isaac found comfort and consolation through Rebekah. And Isaac brought her into his mother’s tent and was comforted. She experienced Isaac’s unblamable love in the tent which also demands her unfailing devotion and irrevocable decision to be faithful to her husband, Isaac. We are called to be a means of consolation to the family members.
  1. Jael in tent – Conquering woman: “Howbeit Sisera fled away on his feet to the tent of Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite: for  there was peace between Jabin the king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite” (Judges 4:17). “Then Jael Heber’s wife took a nail of the tent, and took an hammer in her hand, and went softly unto him, and smote the nail into his temples, and fastened it into the ground: for he was fast asleep and weary. So he died” (Judges 4:21). Sisera, Captain of the host of Canaan fled away on his feet to the tent of Jael, the wife of Heber, the Kenite. We can see the determination of Jael in the tent. Jael seized the opportunity to put an end to Sisera completely. She conquered by killing him with a nail and a hammer.  So, we need to use the word of God against sin and satan.  “ ….she that tarried at home divided the spoil” (Psalm 68:12).