After Othniel, Ehud was the second judge of Israel. Its a shame that the people of God were oppressed by Eglon, King of Moab for eighteen years. These were a people they were supposed to have routed. Now they are paying the price for their carelessness. Yet, God raised another leader for deliverance. Ruth Perrin reports in her study of the peculiarity of Ehud who was left banded. ” At this time left-handedness was regarded as a disability in Israel and the surrounding nations. ‘Real’ warriors fought with their right hand. Benjamin was also the smallest and weakest of Israel’s tribes.” The devil was deceived when a deliverer came from there and was left banded. Out of the very thing that the enemy thought was against you, God will raise a victory song. Ehud gave him a message from God. In what ways are you unusual in your leadership? Ehud was left banded. He could plant his weapon where most will not search, by his right hand because he was left banded. You may not fit Orthodox expectations, keep depending on God. Following lessons on executive search, I wouldn’t have picked any of Jesus’s disciples. They didn’t fit Orthodox criteria. Someone says, ” Their credentials, their temperaments, their attitudes, their backgrounds, their group behavior when in crisis all suggest at the outset weak people with limited possibilities.” Well God specialises in doing impossible. Don’t let the devil deceive you. You may be left handed. Allow Jesus use you.
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. And Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the dagger from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly: Judges 3:20-21 KJV