Wow! What a woman that Jael was, right? While Sisera slept, she put a tent peg, or other translations have it as a nail, through his head and nailed it to the ground. How many men do you think gave her a wide berth from then on?
But let’s remember who this Sisera fellow was. He was the commander of the Canaanite king’s army. He brought nine hundred iron chariots against the Israelites, and he was cruel to them for twenty years. (Remember how those iron chariots frightened the Israelites?) He was the reason the people cried out to the Lord. So his fate was well deserved, wouldn’t you say?
God does not look kindly on those who cause His people harm. Israel was His chosen people, and being the faithful God He is, he will bring punishment to anyone who harms them. It may not be immediate in the way we look at things, but I would not want to be on the receiving end of God’s wrath. Yes, He is a loving God to those who call on Him, but He is also a God of justice to those who are not His.