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    Christian Devotional – October 15, 2020

    Left-handed Ehud, #4 Action. Ehud took action and only an action that a left-handed man could take. Read Judges 3:20-23. Ehud came to him while he was sitting alone in his cool roof chamber. And Ehud said, “I have a message from God for you.” And he arose from his seat. Ehud stretched out his left hand, took the sword from his right thigh and thrust it into his belly. The handle also went in after the blade, and the fat closed over the blade, for he did not draw the sword out of his belly; and the refuse came out. Then Ehud went out into the vestibule and shut…

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    Christian Devotional – October 14, 2020

    Left-handed Ehud, #3 Ehud had a secret and he promised to share it with the king. Read Judges 3:17-19. He presented the tribute to Eglon king of Moab. Now Eglon was a very fat man. It came about when he had finished presenting the tribute, that he sent away the people who had carried the tribute. But he himself turned back from the idols which were at Gilgal, and said, “I have a secret message for you, O king.” And he said, “Keep silence.” And all who attended him left him.Judges 3:17‭-‬19 NASBhttps://bible.com/bible/100/jdg.3.17-19.NASB Now that Ehud is in the presence of the king, he tells the king that he has…

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    Christian Devotional – October 13, 2020

    Left-handed Ehud, #2 Left-handed. Ehud was left-handed. That is the main thing we learn about him, besides the fact that God uses him. Read Judges 3:15-16. But when the sons of Israel cried to the Lord , the Lord raised up a deliverer for them, Ehud the son of Gera, the Benjamite, a left-handed man. And the sons of Israel sent tribute by him to Eglon the king of Moab. Ehud made himself a sword which had two edges, a cubit in length, and he bound it on his right thigh under his cloak.Judges 3:15‭-‬16 NASBhttps://bible.com/bible/100/jdg.3.15-16.NASB It took the Israelites 18 years to decide they were finally ready to repent.…

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    Christian Devotional – October 12, 2020

    Left-handed Ehud, #1 We’re going to jump back to the Old Testament and take a look at a little known character by the name of Ehud. What was so special about Ehud, you ask? Ehudd was left handed. But before we get to him, we have to understand the world he lived in. Read Judges 3:14-16. Now the sons of Israel again did evil in the sight of the Lord . So the Lord strengthened Eglon the king of Moab against Israel, because they had done evil in the sight of the Lord . And he gathered to himself the sons of Ammon and Amalek; and he went and defeated…

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    Christian Devotional – October 11, 2020

    Journey Through Ephesians, #30 As Paul finishes his letter, we see that he recognizes a very important truth, the power of connection. Read Ephesians 6:21-24. But that you also may know about my circumstances, how I am doing, Tychicus, the beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, will make everything known to you. I have sent him to you for this very purpose, so that you may know about us, and that he may comfort your hearts. Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ with incorruptible love.Ephesians…

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    Christian Devotional – October 10, 2020

    Journey Through Ephesians, #29 Do we pray for opportunities to share the gospel? Do we pray to be able to share boldly? Paul did. Read Ephesians 6:18-20. With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints, and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in proclaiming it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.Ephesians 6:18‭-‬20 NASBhttps://bible.com/bible/100/eph.6.18-20.NASB Paul was…

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    Christian Devotional – October 9, 2020

    Journey Through Ephesians, #28 On guard. The world isn’t difficult and crazy place. We must be on guard and ready for all the attacks that will be coming at us. Read Ephesians 6:13-17. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth , and having put on the breastplate of righteousness , and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace ; in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to…

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    Christian Devotional – October 8, 2020

    Journey Through Ephesians, #27 Stand. Nothing more and nothing less. We are to stand. Read Ephesians 6:11-12. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.Ephesians 6:11‭-‬12 NASBhttps://bible.com/bible/100/eph.6.11-12.NASB As we saw yesterday, often we don’t have the strength. And even if we do, our strength isn’t enough. We need God’s strength to do the things that God has asked us to do. So, through…

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    Christian Devotional – October 7, 2020

    Journey Through Ephesians, #26 Be strong, but only in Him. We can’t be strong in ourselves. Read Ephesians 6:10. Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.Ephesians 6:10 NASBhttps://bible.com/bible/100/eph.6.10.NASB Paul begins this section with a reminder that we are to be strong. However, it not really about our strength but about His. We are to be strong in Him. We are to rely on Him, put our trust in Him, lean on Him. He has the strength and we are just to lean into him. Our strength is only about the commitment and dedication that we have to follow Him. It’s not about anything else…

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    Christian Devotional – October 6, 2020

    Journey Through Ephesians, #25 God impacts every relationship. Paul has Sharon about the relationship between a husband and a wife, now he shares about all the other relationships that we can be part of. Read Ephesians 6:1-9. Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. honor your father and mother (which is the first commandment with a promise), so that it may be well with you , and that you may live long on the earth . Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Slaves, be obedient to those who are your masters according…