Re:Verse reading–Judges 13:1-5, 14:1-9, 16:1-30 (day seven)
“The dead that he killed at his death were more than those whom he killed in his life”–16:30
It was the best day of his entire life. Like the thief of the cross, clarity came to Samson with just minutes left on the clock. Maybe physical blindness helped him realize that he had been spiritually so. Maybe iron chains helped him know that he had long been chained to himself and his desires.
If so, he is not alone. God often meets us in adversity. “Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word” says Psalm 119:67.
At the end of his life, Samson returned to God and found grace. He was never better or wiser or more useful.
Same with us on the day we die to self. The end of the old man is often the beginning of the new man. It will be our best day too!