Essay about A Woman, A Nail And A Hammer
For almost twenty years the Israelites had served Eglon, the wicked king of Moab. Then Ehud, a man that the Lord had raised up to save the Children of Israel, killed Eglon.
Eglon is the only person in the Bible who is described as being “very fat.”
Ehud, a Benjamite, was the second judge of Israel. He was a left handed man who wore a dagger on his right thigh. That may be the way he got the Dagger past the security guard; they wouldn’t expect a left handed man to wear a dagger on his right leg.
After Ehud killed Eglon, the Land enjoyed peace for 80 years; however, “When Ehud was dead the Children of Israel again did evil in the sight of the Lord.”
Those were the days when everyone did what was right in his own eyes.
Although, the Lord had delivered the nation of Israel on several occasions, they had gotten careless and sinful again; therefore, the Lord sold them into the hands of Jabin, king of the Canaanites. That is not the only time God has judged His people by selling them into the oppression of the enemy and America needs to wake up before it’s too late.
Now, I remind you that this is not a fable; it’s a true life story from the Bible, which contains excellent encouraging lessons for today’s Christian. In fact, there are about a half-dozen sermons that I preach from this story, but I’ll only preach one of them today.
The Children of Israel were to have driven the Canaanites out of the land, and they did so to a degree,…