The book of Judges tells the story of Ehud (Judges 3:12-30). Tired of his enemyâ€™s oppression, this courageous judge of Israel took his sharp double-edged dagger and defeated his enemy, Eglon, the king of Moab. As a result, he brought victory to Israel over the Moabites and glory to God over Israelâ€™s defeat of their oppressors.
Perhaps, you, like Ehud, are tired of being oppressed by your enemy. If so, you need to take your sharp double-edged swordâ€”the Word of Godâ€”and defeat the devil (Hebrews 4:12). By doing so you will deliver yourself from your spiritual oppressor and glorify God your spiritual Deliverer. However, if you are ignorant of Godâ€™s Word, you are dispossessed of the double-edged dagger needed for your deliverance and the devilâ€™s defeat.