Recently, J. D. Greear drew attention to the little noticed judge, Ehud, and the three lessons he provides us for spiritual vitality before God. Here’s an excerpt:
1. God’s Savior would come in weakness.
The book of Judges opens with Joshua, a mighty general, leading a strong Israelite army. But once Joshua dies, Israel’s leaders begin to look very different. Ehud is one of Israel’s first judges, and something is wrong with his right hand. Most of our English translations just call him “left-handed,” but scholars point out that he’s actually described as a man who “can’t use his right hand.” Either at birth or through some accident, Ehud was disabled. So he’s not a traditional warrior. Still, in the end, he leads the Israelite army to defeat Eglon’s army.