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Welcome to today's Daily Bread! At the end of our last study time, we
learned that because Israel had broken the covenant that the Lord made with
their ancestors, God decided not to drive out any more of the heathen nations
that were left in the Promised Land, but by leaving them there, He would
test the children of Israel; whether they would follow the way of the Lord,
That through them I may prove Israel, whether they will keep the way
of the LORD to walk therein, as their fathers did keep it, or not.
IN THE BIBLE STORY LESSON WITH EHUD IN THE BIBLE STORY EXPLANATION AND
EHUD IN THE BIBLE STORY SUMMARY
What do you
suppose happened next? Well, the people of Israel took heathen daughters to
be their wives and gave their daughters to be wives to the heathen. They
forgot about God and instead served other gods and idols.
So God did exactly as He promised and Chushanrishathaim, the king of Mesopotamia was the
thorn in Israel's side, and he ruled over them, oppressing them for eight
years. Then Israel cried out to God for help and the Lord raised up a
deliverer, which was Caleb's nephew, named Othniel. He led Israel in war,
defeating Chushanrishathaim, and then judged Israel, which was then in peace
for 40 years. And this was the first cycle of sin to deliverance during the
time of the judges in Israel.
Forty years ... And another
generation developing their own ideas. You guessed it, again the children of
Israel did evil in the sight of God. So God gave Eglon, the king of Moab the
power to defeat Israel and the Hebrews served under his rule for eighteen
years. And again, the Lord raised up a deliverer named Ehud.
Now, Ehud was left handed and
quite cleverly, on one occasion when he was bringing a gift (probably a
tribute) from the children of Israel to king Eglon, who by the way, was an
extremely portly man, Ehud concealed a two edged dagger on his right thigh.
When he had finished presenting the king with the gift, Ehud told him that
he had a secret to tell him. The king then sent his servants away and went
into his summer parlor alone with Ehud, and sat down. Ehud then told him
that the secret was a message from God! Well, this brought Eglon to his
feet, and Ehud grasped the dagger and plunged it into Eglon's belly ...
Probably not the message Eglon was anticipating, huh?
EHUD IN THE BIBLE STORY INFORMATION WITH EHUD IN THE BIBLE
STORY MEANING AND EHUD IN THE BIBLE STORY DISCUSSION
So fat was Eglon that the handle
of the dagger disappeared in his belly and Ehud couldn't retract it! So,
leaving the dagger and the dead king, Ehud left, locking the doors behind