“The dagger went so deep that the handle disappeared beneath the king’s fat. So Ehud did not pull out the dagger, and the king’s bowels emptied.” (Judges 3:22 NLT)
I haven’t used an Old Testament verse for a while. Not through choice, but they simply haven’t jumped out at me.
But this one is different. We have left the account of Joshua behind. And the time of peace for the Israelites. A long time has passed and now God has instructed a series of Judges to rule over the Israelite people.
Ehud is someone I’ve never heard of before, and he is just one of lots of judges. I’m looking forward to learning about more of them in the coming days.
What a bloody time they are having. And all because they are not following God’s laws (and Moses’ laws too).
When will they ever learn?