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 NASB

Now that Ehud is in the presence of the king, he tells the king that he has a secret to share. Who doesn’t love a good secret? The king was immediately intrigued and Ehud sent the rest of his people out and the king sent all his people out. So, Ehud found himself face-to-face with the king.

Our words and the way we share messages with other people, matters. For Ehud, he knew how to get the attention of the king. He wanted the two of them to be alone together. And most people are drawn in by the idea of a secret that no one else knows.

God had a plan and he was using Ehud to carry this out. Whenever God has something for us he always provides the exact right way for us to accomplish his purposes. In this case, he used a left handed man who manipulated the king into getting him alone. Are we allowing God to use us, even if the plan seems a little off the wall or outside of what we’re used to? God’s ideas can be as unique as His creation around us, but ultimately they all lead to his glory. Are we following through on God’s plans by doing what he asks us to do?

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