Monday, August 22, 2011

Samson's first mistake...

So last post I talked about Samson and Delilah, and how Samson made a huge mistake by telling Delilah all that was within his heart.  Today we’re going to look a little closer at Samson’s actions and the consequences of those actions.
Judges 16:4 tells us that Samson fell in love with a girl named Delilah.  Sometime after that Delilah asked him over and over again to tell her his secret…each time she would test whatever he said in hopes of seriously taking his strength.  When he told her he would lose his strength if she chained him up, she tried it while he was sleeping.  She had been offered money to find his weakness, so this was her underling motivation. 
The thing is, after being tricked 3 or 4 times, you would think Samson would see a red flag with Delilah.  I mean, the woman was trying to literally take his strength, yet he stayed with her…

I see so many couples, people, students, girls, guys—that get into relationships, “fall in love” way too quickly, and then come to me because they want out, they’re tired of this abusive relationship, but they won’t leave because “they love him.”  Even though their relationship is full of hatred, cussing, abuse, and God knows what else—they stay with him for those 10 minutes of love he gives her every so often. Why?

Your father in heaven has called you a princess! He loves you and thinks you are the most special thing ever created!  He has a role designed for you and he has plans to give you purpose and meaning!  Let Him love you.  God not only thinks you deserve better, but he knows.  He has the man picked out already. 

Samson mistake #1:  When the first red flag comes up, run.  If your special someone is trying to cut off your strength, it’s time to leave.

 Christian love in the Bible tells us to edify, encourage, help, pray, and teach each other—so that by our actions we will help others get closer to Christ himself.  That’s what love is. 1 John 4:16
If the guy you are dating doesn’t live with this mentality he does not love you.  He lusts you.  1 John 4:8 look it up.

Are you with a guy just because it’s comfortable or easy?  Do you ever wonder if God has something more for you?  Why waste your heart on someone who isn’t yours?

Samson’s other mistakes coming soon…