Daily Bread Devotional Bible Study
The Book of Judges
Ehud Bible Study
Ehud in the Bible at Time Ehud Judges Story
Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Daily Bread study program. This is
our Ehud Bible study taking a look into the Ehud in the Bible story
during the time that Ehud Judges Israel and how the Ehud Bible study
message affects your be-YOU-tiful Christian walk.
Ehud Bible Study Lesson
Ehud in the Bible During Time Ehud Judges Truth
It's always a brighter day when we share 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, or not.
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.
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.
Ehud Bible Study Facts
Ehud in the Bible During Time Ehud Judges Israel
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,
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.
Ehud Bible Study Research
Ehud in the Bible During Time Ehud Judges Concern
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?
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 him.
Ehud Bible Study Teaching
Ehud in the Bible During Time Ehud Judges Warning
Eglon's servants, supposing that the king was asleep, didn't disturb
him, and waited until they became concerned that perhaps something
was amiss before they tried to enter the parlor. Finding the doors
locked, they took a key and opened the doors, discovering the king,
fallen dead on the ground.
Meanwhile, Ehud easily escaped, and he then led the children of
Israel in defeating Moab. And the land rested for 80 years.
After the death of Ehud, Israel was delivered by a man named Shamgar,
but very little is written concerning this judge, other than that he
killed 600 Philistines with an ox goad.
Ehud Bible Study Conclusion
Ehud in the Bible During Time Ehud Judges Summary
And this ended the second cycle of sin to deliverance during the time
of the judges in Israel.
I'd like to invite you to come on back soon and find out what
happened when Deborah judged Israel, next time, right here at Daily
New Testament Daily Bread
There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.
How to Prepare for Spiritual Warfare