“Then Samson prayed to the LORD, “Sovereign LORD, remember me again. O God, please strengthen me just one more time. With one blow let me pay back the Philistines for the loss of my two eyes.””
Judges 16:28 NLT
Most Christians no the story of Samson, the strong dude with the long hair. When you delve into the story, it's shocking to me that we share this story with children. Samson is far from being a real hero. In fact he was just like all the rest of us. He had a ton of weaknesses and for most of his life he ignored the Lord. He was so blinded and arrogant by his great strength and he had no time me for the Lord. His weakness, women that were bad for him, led to his death and demise. I still can't figure out why he didn't know what Delilah was up to. She asked three times why he was so strong. Each time he lied to her, he got attacked by the Philistines. So what does he do, he tells the truth. Once again he gets attacked. (Go figure)
Now he loses his eyes and is jailed. He couldn't see through Delilahs fake love.
How many times do I let my blind arrogance keep me from good decisions? How often do I let my sin put me in harms way? I like to think I'm better than Samson. I'm not. I've got a lot to learn. The big difference between me and Samson, I'm not going to wait until the end of my life to rely on the Lord. Every waking moment I have on this earth is for the Lord. I'm just as weak as Samson when it comes to sin, but I get the power to overcome that weakness by faith in Jesus Christ.
Dear Lord, I praise you for your faith in me through all my faults and weaknesses. I am humbled that you are with me through it all. I promise to serve you forever and ever . Amen!