It’s not about the duration but the donation of your life. As the bible say “The end of a matter is better than its beginning.” The poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once said “Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.”. The biblical story of Samson has a great beginning but Satan had clearly found Samson’s weakness and was ready to exploit it.
- Samson had a great beginning.
- Temptation comes in attractive packages.
- For temptation to succeed, we must be a willing participant.
- Moral compromise always makes us vulnerable.
The first indication this was not a healthy relationship was this line from the story “Please tell me where your great strength lies, so I may afflict you!” Sin makes you stupid! But by then “he didn’t realize the Lord had left him.”
- Sin Blinds You
- Sin Finds You
- Sin Grinds You
Remember there is hope even if you’ve failed! As Samson’s hair began to grow back, his strength returned. Remember it is better to shun the bait than to struggle on the hook. We need to flee temptation, and not leave a forwarding address. God can change your story!
- James 1:14–15
- 1 Peter 5:8
- Judges 16:6
- Judges 16:21
- Judges 16:22
- Judges 16:15–21
- Ecclesiastes 7:8
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