May 31, 2022
Today’s reading: Judges 16:4-5
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
We read in Judges 16:4-5:
4 Afterward it happened that he loved a woman in the Valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah. 5 And the lords of the Philistines came up to her and said to her, “Entice him, and find out where his great strength lies, and by what means we may overpower him, that we may bind him to afflict him; and every one of us will give you eleven hundred pieces of silver.”
Perhaps, the most amazing story of foolishness is the story of Samson and Delilah.
Samson’s devotion and love for Delilah were so mind-blowing that even if Samson could see how Delilah was deceiving him, he still refused to get rid of Delilah.
I can only think of one thing.
Samson thought that God would still be with him even though he lived in sin.
In the past, Samson had committed sins over and over again. Yet, God was still using him. He was still able to supernaturally do things.
So, what’s the difference now?
Surely, in Samson’s mind, he thought that God would still be with him.
Samson didn’t realize that God hasn’t punished him yet in the past because God has bigger plans.
Nevertheless, there will eventually come a time when God will say enough is enough and that point is now for Samson.
Samson’s strength was not in his hair. His strength was in His relationship with God.
Repeated sinning brought him farther and farther away from God and the cutting of hair is the final straw that broke the camel’s back.
Samson may be strong, but he weakened himself with ungodly relationships.
He thought he can be committed to God in other parts of his life, but God will let him slide when it comes to romantic relationships.
There are just so many lessons we can learn from the life of Samson, but one point I want to drive is this:
We should never abuse God’s mercy and grace.
The time will come when enough is enough and it is too late.
To learn more, please read, “Life-Changing Lessons from the Story of Samson and Delilah.”
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