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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

All Rise: The Honorable Ehud Presiding

As we continue our journey looking at the "Judges" of Israel we come to Ehud.  Ehud was a left-handed Benjamite who personally killed Eglon the fat king of Moab. Ehud also led Israel in the slaying of 10,000 Moabites.  You may be wandering why the Bible mentions he is left-handed.  The fact that Ehud was left-handed meant he was the most unlikely person to save Israel from the hand of the Moabites.  In Jewish tradition being left-handed was seen as a curse and someone who was left-handed was considered a second class citizen if you will.   Ehud didn't allow quote on quote his stereotype to determine his destiny.  Jeffrey Johnson's "Waiting on Superman," sermon is one of the best treatments of Ehud you will find.

Ehud teaches us an important lesson and that is that it isn't peoples' opinions who determine your destiny its God's opinion that determines your destiny.  If Ehud had listen to what people said about him he would probably have had low self-esteem and lived a defeated life but instead Ehud knew the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and knew that God honors faith.  Ehud step up in a time that no one was willing to step up and as result God used the most unlikely of the unlikely to deliver his people.

Perhaps you like Ehud don't have the ideal background and people have stereotyped you BUT the same God that was able to use Ehud is the same God that is able to use you!  However it's up to you like Ehud to sense what God is seeking to do in the life of His people.  When what you desire to do aligns with what God is seeking to accomplish through the body of Christ the result is GREAT things from the most unlikely of sources.  Remember he was a Benjaminite one of the poorest tribes of Israel.

Scripture Reference: Judges 3

God bless,
Bondservant Hollis

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