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    Christian Devotional – October 17, 2020

    Left-handed Ehud, #5 Escape and victory! Ehud had delivered the people and killed the evil king. Read Judges 3:24-30. When he had gone out, his servants came and looked, and behold, the doors of the roof chamber were locked; and they said, “He is only relieving himself in the cool room.” They waited until they became anxious; but behold, he did not open the doors of the roof chamber. Therefore they took the key and opened them, and behold, their master had fallen to the floor dead. Now Ehud escaped while they were delaying, and he passed by the idols and escaped to Seirah. It came about when he had…

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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 – December 23, 2014

    Read Judges chapter 21 VERSE: Judges 21:15–The people grieved for Benjamin, because the Lord had made a gap in the tribes of Israel. TRUTH: The tribe of Benjamin had been disobedient and as a result, God had brought judgment upon them. However, the rest of the tribes, instead of rejoicing in their destruction, began to grieve and cry out to the Lord because of their fallen brothers. When we have brothers and sisters in Christ who have fallen and are experiencing difficulties because of their sin, do we rejoice in seeing them experience “what they deserve,” or do we cry out to God and pray for their repentance and restoration.…

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    Christian Devotional – December 22, 2014

    Read Judges chapter 20 VERSE: Judges 20:13–Now turn those wicked men of Gibeah over to us so that we may put them to death and purge the evil from Israel. But then Benjamites would not listen to their fellow Israelites. TRUTH: The men of Israel were giving the tribe of Benjamin an opportunity to clean house. Yet, the refused to give up their evil. they wanted to hang on to the evil that they were doing. God asks us to do the same thing. Are we willing to give Him the sin in our life so that he may clean us and purge the evil from us? God desires that…

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    Christian Devotional – December 20, 2014

    Read Judges chapter 18 VERSE: Judges 18:24–He replied, “You took the gods I made, and my priest, and went away. What else do I have? How can you say, ‘What’s the matter with you?'” TRUTH: Micah had made his own gods, but he had nothing else besides that. Then at the end, the gods didn’t protect him; he had to try and protect them. He failed. When we set up gods in our life that we have made, we will spend all our time trying to protect them and trying to hold on to them, instead of the other way around. The one true God is over all things and…

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    Christian Devotional – December 19, 2014

    Read Judges chapter 17 VERSE: Judges 17:6–In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as they saw fit. TRUTH: They had no leadership. The people didn’t have someone standing over them pointing them in the direction of God. Instead, they did have God who was still over them. The people, however, weren’t interested in remembering God and following God. Instead, they did whatever seemed right and they blended their worship of God with worship of other pagan idols. We must not compromise. Whether we have a specific leader figure in our life who is pointing us the correct way or if we’re at a place where it is just…

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    Christian Devotional – December 18, 2014

    Read Judges chapter 16 VERSE: Judges 16:20–The she said, “Samson, the Philistines are upon you!” He awoke from his sleep and thought, “I’ll go out as before and shake myself free.” But he did not know that the Lord had left him. TRUTH: To me, this is one of the saddest verses in the Bible. The idea that Samson, a man used mightily by God would get to the place where he wouldn’t even realize that God was not with him is so incredibly sad. We must be careful not to fall into the same trap. We go through our day each day and just move from one thing to…