May 2 – Just Like Before

THE RIVER WALK

Then she cried out, “Samson! The Philistines have come to capture you!” When he woke up, he thought, “I will do as before and shake myself free.” But he didn’t realize the Lord had left him. (Judges 16:20)

Read: Judges 15:1-16:31 John 2:1-25, Psalm 103:1-22, Proverbs 14:17-19

Relate: It was not about the hair. I have to say that right up front because time and time again I hear the story of Samson being told and it is always said, “God left him because he cut his hair.” No. The hair was simply a piece of straw. God’s patience in the face Samson’s repeated disobedience was the camel’s back. Judgment was the breaking. For twenty years Samson had lived in a state of repeated sin and disregard for the laws of God. Over and over again he had opportunity to turn from this sin. What is far more sad than the fact the Spirit…

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