Prayer Focus: Canada

Bible Reading: Judges 14-18

Scripture

So he told her everything.  “No razor has ever been used on my head,” he said, “because I have been a Nazirite  dedicated to God from my mother’s womb. If my head were shaved, my strength would leave me, and I would become as weak as any other man.”

When Delilah saw that he had told her everything, she sent word to the rulers of the Philistines , “Come back once more; he has told me everything.” So the rulers of the Philistines returned with the silver in their hands. (Judges 16:17-18)

Observation

They say that love is blind. Repeatedly Delilah tries to find the secret of Samson’s strength. He knows what she’s after since he keeps leading her astray. Each time, he is attacked. You would think he would realize she is out to get him, yet he is so clueless. What was Samson thinking? He wasn’t thinking! He compromised so many times in so many ways, it was a wonder that God used him, yet that’s exactly what He does. He killed more in his death than in his life, verse 30 tells us. Thus ends one of the most bizarre and tragic characters in the Bible.

Application

Where am I clueless? Where am I compromising? Samson was so strong and yet so weak in certain areas. What about me?

Prayer

LORD, shine Your light on those dark places in my life. Show me the blind spots that I—by definition—cannot see. You have searched me and You know me…better than I know myself. Thank You for using flawed people like Samson—and me! In Jesus’ Name, amen.

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