God-Honoring Faith

Re: Verse reading–Judges 16:4-30 (day four)
From his birth, Samson had been different.  He was set aside as a Nazarite for the work of the Lord.  A razor had never touched his head and his physical strength was unequaled.  God, in His sovereignty, had plans for Samson.  Unfortunately, Samson did not consecrate his life to God.  He accepted the gift of physical strength, but his spiritual strength was lacking.  Even before Samson had his eyes gouged out in V. 21, he was blinded.  Blinded by his own selfish pride.  He had been used of God to judge Judah for 20 years, but Samson had moved so far from God that when God departed from him (V. 20), he didn’t even know it.  But God honors faith!  Samson responds to his defeat by the Philistines by asking God for one last burst of strength.  His response of faith qualified him for the Hall of Faith in Hebrews 11.  God wants His people to depend wholly upon Him in faith!

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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