Disobedience Of The Israelites In The Story Of Ehud

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Reading Ehud became an example of the Israelites’ lead to exile. With the process of disobedience, the story is not surprising as I predicted that the Israelites would expose themselves to wrong influences, leading themselves to disregard God’s commandments and to live how they want to live. While it is true that humans have fallen short of sin, it never gives them or us the excuse to commit sins. Despite what God says to them, the Israelites have become an example of the disobedience of God’s own people, embarrassing God by imitating the beliefs and practices of other pagan nations. We can relate to them as well because we commit different sins daily, such as spending time on other activities instead of God or condemning others for their defects. …show more content…
During Moses and Joshua’s leadership, people still fail to seek God, breaking the commandments and the covenants God had ordained for His people. God wanted His people to be holy, separated from other nations. However, the story continues, even in Judges, with the Israelites failing to obey God; consequently, God become sovereign, letting their enemies reign over them. After Moses and Joshua died, God raised judges to keep the Israelites align to His Word, and to deliver them from their enemies when they repented. In the story of Ehud, it leaves me to think how much more God can be merciful to His people, including us, when He knows we will fail Him. Despite his knowledge, the story of Ehud is a phenomenal story of heroism and dramatic irony that shows the unqualified becoming qualified to work for the …show more content…
However, scholars believed that the prophet Samuel “assembled some accounts” during the period of the judges; in addition, they suggest that Nathan and Gad had a chance to edit and shape this material (Baker et al. 350). Despite these claims, the author of Judges remains unknown. In addition to the authorship, the date is unknown as well; however, scholars have suggested that the creation of Judges started a thousand years before Christ. The author of Judges gives examples to God’s chosen people, the Israelites, to condemn the Israelites for rejecting God as their king, giving examples of their foolishness; he also tells stories about how God used different judges to deliver His people to a place of peace, despite later judges failing their missions (Baker et al. 350). This storytelling process help Israelites learn about God’s faithfulness in their accomplishments and failures. We see this repeated pattern throughout Judges where the Israelites broke the covenant; however, God remains faithful to the covenant, leaving him to discipline His own

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