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Powered by 4 - February 28, 2014

  • 2014 Feb 28

Left-handed Man

today's reading.
Judges 3:12-30   And the people of Israel again did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, and the LORD strengthened Eglon the king of Moab against Israel, because they had done what was evil in the sight of the LORD...

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Ehud, the son of Gera, the Benjaminite, a left-handed man is our second judge. Ehud initially planned and took action on his own. Then after killing Eglon, he rallied the people of Israel to follow him telling them "the LORD has given your enemies the Moabites into your hand" (vs. 28). As I read through this account, the courageousness of Ehud stood out to me. What he did was no small task and it was very dangerous. But God was with him through it all. 

What does this passage show us about relying on God in difficult situations? What can we learn from Ehud about rallying other Christians to help with accomplishing God's work? Tami

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