EHUD FREES ISRAEL
ZOOM ID: 882 5757 1008 PASSCODE: 836717
LESSON TEXT: Judges 3:15-25; 29-30
GOLDEN TEXT (Judges 3:15): “When the children of Israel cried unto the Lord, the Lord raised them up a deliverer, Ehud the son of Gera, a Benjamite”
Aim: To show how Ehud delivered the people of Israel from the Moabites using the strength God gave him.
Principle: To show that God cares for His people and delivers them through leaders who act in His strength.
Application: To establish that God provides the leaders we need as well as the strength those leaders need to help us.
LESSON INTRODUCTION: Page 47 – INTRODUCING THE LESSON: Page 52
EHUD, A NEW DELIVERER FOR ISRAEL (Judges 3:15-18) 15 But when the children of Israel cried unto the Lord, the Lord raised them up a deliverer, Ehud the son of Gera, a Benjamite, a man lefthanded: and by him the children of Israel sent a present unto Eglon the king of Moab. 16 But Ehud made him a dagger which had two edges, of a cubit length; and he did gird it under his raiment upon his right thigh. 17 And he brought the present unto Eglon king of Moab: and Eglon was a very fat man.18 And when he had made an end to offer the present, he sent away the people that bare the present.
SWIFT VICTORY THROUGH GOD’S STRENGTH(Judges 3:19-25) 19 But he himself turned again from the quarries that were by Gilgal, and said, I have a secret errand unto thee, O king: who said, Keep silence. And all that stood by him went out from him. 20 And Ehud came unto him; and he was sitting in a summer parlour, which he had for himself alone. And Ehud said, I have a message from God unto thee. And he arose out of his seat. 21 And Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the dagger from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly: 22 And the haft also went in after the blade; and the fat closed upon the blade, so that he could not draw the dagger out of his belly; and the dirt came out. 23 Then Ehud went forth through the porch, and shut the doors of the parlour upon him, and locked them. 24 When he was gone out, his servants came; and when they saw that, behold, the doors of the parlour were locked, they said, Surely he covereth his feet in his summer chamber. 25 And they tarried till they were ashamed: and, behold, he opened not the doors of the parlour; therefore they took a key, and opened them: and, behold, their lord was fallen down dead on the earth.
LASTING PEACE THROUGH GOD’S STRENGTH(Judges 3:29-30) 29 And they slew of Moab at that time about ten thousand men, all lusty, and all men of valour; and there escaped not a man. 30 So Moab was subdued that day under the hand of Israel. And the land had rest fourscore years.
CONCLUDING THE LESSON:
ANTICIPATING THE NEXT LESSON: Next week we will explore how God empowered Gideon. We must let Him do His work according to His plan. It is very important that we know that He is sovereign in all things. Title “God Confirms Gideon’s Mission” Lesson Text: Judges 7:2-4, 13-15; 8:22-25