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Samson paid a costly price for his weakness. Playing with fire is a dangerous that will cost you everything.
Real Strength for Holy and Healthy Relationships. By the time we get to Judges 16 and the story of Samson and Delilah we know that Samson does not act in a godly or holy way when it comes to women, sexuality and healthy relationships. His faith does not master his desires, his desires master him. Remember he said about the woman from Timnah, ‘She’s the right one for me,’ because ‘. . . he liked her.’ It turned out she wasn’t the right one for him. There brief relationship is one of sorrow, “She cried the whole seven days of the feats,” says Judges 14. In Judges 16 we find him with a prostitute. And then we meet Delilah. Again, their relationship is marked by conflict: She deceives him. He tricks her. “You have made a fool of me,” Delilah says to Samson. ‘With such nagging she prodded him day after day until he was sick to death of it,’ describes their relationship. We can’t read Samson’s story without dealing with the God-given gifts of love and sex, and how we have by and large misused, dishonored, devalued and broken these gifts. We have not progressed beyond the horrible perversion of sexuality in Samson’s story. We’ll try to recapture today the great grace of the gospel calling us to love and beloved as Christ so loved us and gave himself up for us.
We aren’t much different from Samson … in many ways.