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April 14, 2014



Joshua 3:5

I was the son of Gera, a Benjamite, who was left-handed?

________ was sent to the Moabite King Eglon on the pretext of delivering the Israelites’ annual tribute. He made a double-edged shortsword about eighteen inches long, useful for a stabbing thrust. Being left-handed, he could conceal the sword on his right thigh, where it was not expected. Once they met, ______ told Eglon he had a secret message for him. Eglon dismissed his attendants and allowed ______ to meet him in private. ______ said, “I have a message from God for you”, drew his sword, and stabbed the king in his abdomen. Eglon was eviscerated by the blow, which caused him to leak excrement; he was so overweight that the sword disappeared into the wound and ____ left it there. He locked the doors to the king’s chamber and left


Eglon’s assistants returned when too much time had elapsed and found the doors locked. Assuming that he was relieving himself, they waited “to the point of embarrassment” before unlocking the door and finding their king dead.


______ escaped to the town of Seraiah in Ephraim. He sounded the shofar and rallied the Israelite tribes, who killed the Moabites, cutting off the fords of the Jordan River, and invaded Moab itself, killing about 10,000 Moabite soldiers. After the death of Eglon there was peace in the land for 80 years.


Memory Verse: Psalm 119:12


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