Othniel is an example of the ideal judge. Everything about him screams “deliverer.” By comparison, Ehud comes out of left field. Commentators have called him “a bit of a shock after Othniel” and “a devious assassin,” which is “disturbing.” But the writer of Judges paints Ehud as a deliverer, and his story is one of surprising salvation. Ehud is meant to be understood as a saviour out of left field.
Scripture References: Judges 3:12-30
An exposition of the book of Judges by Stuart Chase.
|Victory, Defeat, Rebuke (Judges 1:1–2:5)||Stuart Chase||24 June 2018||Watch||Listen|
|Insights (Judges 2:6–3:6)||Stuart Chase||30 September 2018||Watch||Listen|
|Modelling Salvation (Judges 3:7–11)||Stuart Chase||28 October 2018||Watch||Listen|
|Out of Left Field (Judges 3:12–30)||Stuart Chase||6 January 2019||Watch||Listen|
|Unconventional Salvation (Judges 3:31)||Stuart Chase||17 March 2019||Watch||Listen|
|Going Off-Script (Judges 4:1–5:31)||Stuart Chase||7 April 2019||Watch||Listen|
|Getting in the Game (Judges 5:1–31)||Stuart Chase||9 June 2019||Watch||Listen|