Great Women of the Bible: Deborah and Jael
Now, before the time kings ruled over the children of Israel, God put judges in place to advise the people, settle disputes, and to lead the fight against their enemies.  As the children of Israel moved into the Promised Land, God purposely allowed idol worshipers to remain in the area so he could test whether the children of Israel would remain faithful to him. However, they would only remain faithful for a while before disobeying. Repeatedly, God allowed the children of Israel to reap the consequences of their unfaithful behavior. When the time came, God sent a judge to help