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Ehud
devotion by Sis. Bala Samson
Sunday, Aug 05, 2018

Ehud

No Judges 3:16” Ehud made himself a sword which had two edges, a cubit in length, and he bound it on his right thigh under his cloak.”


Listen, this is no numbo-jumbo stuff, I am talking to fighters today not lazy couch potatoes….Clumsy people do things awkwardly and gawkily but God selects people who are shrewd, smart and swift for tough jobs.

Ehud was a left hander and he had to kill Eglon the fat king of Moab who tortured the people of Israel for eighteen years.  God needed someone who was not only strong physically but also someone proactive, brave and a finisher.  Ehud prepared a sword that was two-edged, a cubit in length, kept in the right thigh because he was a left hander. Ehud  led the group that  brought tribute to Eglon, he chose the appropriate time, gained entry into the palace, and told the king ‘I have a secret message for you’, the king became foolish and sent the servants away and was alone with Ehud the Judge of Israel.  Did you see this, you got to have godly wisdom and guts to handle tricky situations, when you don’t have much time to ponder!   Ehud knew what to say to divert the enemy’s attention, I guess Ehud did a study on ‘Eglon’ and knew his weak areas; before you launch out on any mission, study the project well, identify the weak and strong points and plan accordingly.  Before we conduct any important camps, we gather as leaders and pray for the city and God’s will regarding the meeting.   Coming back to the subject, Eglon sent the servants away and that left him alone with Ehud, who pulled out his sword with his left hand and killed the enemy in ‘one go’. 

Now that the work was over, Ehud shut the doors of the roof chamber behind him, and locked them, so that he has enough time to run away before the alarm goes out.  After this was done, he did not go home to rest and watch TV, he goes to the city blows the trumpet and becomes the leader. Ehud was a finisher! Wow! Way to go! Kudos Ehud!   You know what, I found something awesome about Ehud in the following verses of chapter 4:

Record reads: “Moab came to be subdued on that day under Israel’s hand; and the land had no further disturbance for eighty years. Then the sons of Israel again began to do what was bad in Jehovah’s eyes now that Ehud was dead.”—Judg. 3:30; 4:1.  Until Ehud a prayerful man of faith was alive, he did a great job and took care of his people.  There is a dearth for people of Ehud caliber though……
 
 

ANBE AZHAGE-SHALINA.SAMSON
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