The Lord used inefficient guards to His advantage

Judges Bible Background

03.31.2015 Old Testament: Jdg 3.24–25

To read the Bible in a year, read Judges 3–5 on March 31, In the year of our Lord 2015

By Don Ruhl

After Ehud the judge killed the king of Moab, Ehud locked the door where he had met with the king and escaped,

When he had gone out, Eglon’s servants came to look, and to their surprise, the doors of the upper room were locked. So they said, “He is probably attending to his needs in the cool chamber.” So they waited till they were embarrassed, and still he had not opened the doors of the upper room. Therefore they took the key and opened them. And there was their master, fallen dead on the floor (Judges 3.24–25). 

The king’s servants should have kept track of when Ehud entered and exited, for then they would have known that something was wrong earlier.

The Lord used this to let Ehud get away, form an army, and fight Moab.

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