In Judges 20:16 “seven hundred chosen men, left-handed men” are mentioned, with this added “each one could sling a rock and hit a target within a hairsbreadth”. The Hebrew word for “left-handed” implies they could not adequately use their right hand because of disablement. Perhaps as a result of previous battles, their arms or shoulders weak and a handicap to them.
Refusing to be exempt from service these men overcame their problems, practiced until the mastered stone slinging without missing. Heroes indeed! Despite their disadvantage the disciplined themselves and found an acceptable place, refusing to know defeat.
Does this challenge us not to hide behind our circumstances or to stop making excuses.
Judges 20:16 Among Benjamin’s elite troops, 700 were left- handed, and each of them could sling a rock and hit a target within a hairsbreadth without missing.