September 22nd, 2016
We must be careful here not to say too much about communication between husbands and wives, being cautious not to point a finger exclusively at either one. However, the conversation between Samson and Delilah in Judges 16 has a particularly familiar ring to many couples. The author leaves little to the imagination as to why Samson told Delilah the secret of his strength: “With such nagging she prodded him day after day until he was sick to death of it” (Judges 16:16). The Message translation reads, “She kept at it day after day, nagging and tormenting him. Finally he was fed up–he couldn’t take another minute of it. He spilled it.”
The world today has a way of wearing down our resolve, our commitment, our calling to the point that we feel like giving in just to have a little peace. Yet, true and abundant peace comes through resilience, discipline, and reliance on the One who is peace in the turbulent times of life. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives” (John 14:27a).
Author: David Middendorf