What can be done with an ox goad

Judges Bible Background

03.31.2018 – Old Testament: Jdg 3.31

To read the Bible in a year, read Judges 3–5 on March 31, In the year of our Lord 2018

By Don Ruhl

What can you do with an ox goad? You can goad an ox! However, sometimes you have to improvise with what you have to accomplish another task, such as Shamgar did,

After him was Shamgar the son of Anath, who killed six hundred men of the Philistines with an ox goad; and he also delivered Israel (Judges 3.31).

That is about all that the Bible says about the judge Shamgar, simply how he saved Israel during his days from the Philistines. The Bible may not say much about him, but if I had seen my name in the Bible, saying about that much, I would have been delighted.

Although we do not get the spotlight like some do, that does not mean the Lord has not noticed us, for He knew what Shamgar did, and with that little note in the Bible, the Lord let us know that He knew everything about Shamgar.

Questions:

  • What does the Lord know about you?
  • How can you deliver the church from those who are putting her down?

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