He Didn’t Know

Re:Verse passage – Judges 16:15-21 (day two)

Then she said to him, “How can you say, ‘I love you,’ when your heart is not with me? vs. 15a

A few years ago we did a study on the Judges of Israel. It was fascinating to look at the lives of these leaders. To say they were flawed is an understatement. Bryan used the term anti-hero, and that is about as close as we can come to describing most of those characters. They don’t share the archetypes that we usually associate with leadership, but it also shows that God can use anyone to fulfill his purpose. In our story this week we see how the impetuous Samson is unequally yoked to Delilah. Their union was not what you would want for your children. There was never a shared story between them that lead to their marriage. What is most troubling is Samson did not see the deceit that was brewing in front of him. When we make decisions based on desire rather than the leadership of the Holy Spirit we so often become blinded to the danger that is right in front of us. We must take care to always be sensitive to the Spirit, so we know when to turn right or left.

Author: Aaron Hufty

Aaron Hufty is the Associate Pastor for Worship and Music at FBCSA.

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