September 21st, 2016
Samson was not only the strongest man of that time, he must also have been the deepest sleeper to have ever lived! I have had long hair, and for my hair to be woven into fabric on a loom and not wake me up seems impossible to me! Of course, many of the feats that Samson performed must have seemed just as impossible to those trying to capture him.
As a Nazarite, Samson had taken a vow never to cut his hair. His strength was a result of that vow to God. By the strength God gave to him, “Samson led Israel for twenty years in the days of the Philistines” (Judges 15:20).
However, Samson had weaknesses as well, and Delilah knew how to find his point of weakness. No matter how strong we are, no matter how confident we may be in our abilities to withstand evil on our own, we all have a point of weakness. Knowing where our point of weakness is and depending on God’s strength to counter our weakness will keep us from failing in our calling to glorify Him.
Author: David Middendorf