9 “Certainly I will go with you,” said Deborah. “But because of the course you are taking, the honor will not be yours, for the Lord will deliver Sisera into the hands of a woman.” So Deborah went with Barak to Kedesh.
Deborah commanded respect. How did she do this? Her personality drew people together and commanded respect. She was responsible for leading the people and influencing them to live for God. She was a prophet who encouraged people to obey God. Are you a leader? Do you influence those around you to live for God and obey God? When we lead others, and there will be times you do lead or set an example, remember the spiritual condition of the people being led or watching how you live. When you are a true leader, you are concerned for those around you and not just success.