About this Series
Our major Old Testament preaching series in Judges is called "Faithful and Flawed" which represents the tension throughout the entire book. In some ways it is a very dark book. It begins with war and death (1:1) and ends in chaos – "in those days Israel had no king; everyone did as they saw fit" (21:25).
In between we will meet a series of leaders who are sometimes exemplars of faithfulness but more often embody the flawed human nature that bedevils us all. Throughout the troubling narrative there is an ever faithful God who continues to work with his people despite all their failings.
| Judges 3:12-30 | David Williams |
Today's story about Ehud is one of those. As you read it or hear it read in church ask yourself what the main point of the story might be. There must be some reason God has included such a story in the Bible. Is Ehud someone to be admired or emulated; or is he a model of what not to do and how not to act; or is there something else going on? Why is such a graphic story in the Bible?