I was looking through my checklist of bible passages to read when a passage about Samson appeared. I decided to keep reading past the passage assigned and I saw something about Delilah and Samson. I read through it and saw how unhealthy their relationship was. She was prodding him. She didn’t really care for him and she betrayed him. His interests were most important. She wanted something and that was all that mattered,
I kept looking at that passage trying to imagine myself as Samson. I’m obviously the brolic one! The one anointed and ordained by God, right? But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that I was actually like Delilah and my friends in general are Samson. My study bible said that Delilah was never mentioned in the bible again after this passage, but she stripped Samson of his honor. How did one person leak their poison so powerfully into another person’s life?
Sure, it was Samson’s choice! How could he make the same mistakes over and over again? Stupid. Not like I’ve ever ermmm done anything like that before. *cough*
But how many times have I been a Delilah to the people important in my life. The best thing we could ever do in our lives is encourage people. To love people so much that they can feel the warmth of God. But we’re predisposed to just hate.
Human beings feast on hurting other and I fear that one day this nature in me will really hurt me or the people close to me. Little people talk about other people right? And I stand by the belief that it’s okay to share feelings, but there’s a point where it crosses the line. I think I should know how to gauge that.
I don’t want to be remembered as someone who broke other people down. I want to build other people up. Samson was defeated by Delilah. But we are made strong in Christ because our weakness is perfected in him alone.
I guess the problem comes when people who are filled with the Spirit stop listening to God. Then just as Samson, God will leave us and we will not realize it.
I hope this was interesting to you!
I remember a time in my life where this one JJ Heller song kept being played on repeat in my head. I guess the reason why was because being human, it seems like love comes primarily from other human beings. We fail to realize that people are temporary. The love of other people is temporary. The only one true constant in our lives is God. He’s the only person who will always love us and who knows what love really means.
Human beings are bitter and we constantly hurt each other. God, on the other hand, is all loving and forgiving. He loves us for who we are, even in our present mangled and messed up state. He sees past our outward display of filth and cleanses us because his love for us surpasses human love.
2 Timothy 2:13
If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Hebrews 13:8 (New International Version)
8Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Romans 8:38,39 “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Isaiah 49:15 “Can a woman forget her nursing child,
And not have compassion on the son of her womb?
Surely they may forget,
Yet I will not forget you.”