Then she said to him, “How can you say, ‘I love you,’ when you won’t confide in me? This is the third time you have made a fool of me and haven’t told me the secret of your great strength.” 16 With such nagging she prodded him day after day until he was sick to death of it. Judges 16:15-16
Secret of His power
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1-8
Jesus said to the disciples not to leave Jerusalem until you receive power from above and the disciples waited for this power and were witnesses unto Him doing many signs and wonders through His power.
Samson was chosen even before he was born and he was clothed in the power of God. As a result whenever the enemy attacked him he was able to defeat them through God’s power that came upon him.
However, falling into the trap of Delilah, Samson was tricked and he gave away the secret of his strength that was in his hair. When this information was given away, the enemy knowing the area they should target, cut his locks, captured him and led to him destruction.
The Delilah in our lives is the world and its temptations. If we do not cautiously guard our hearts and our ways we can easily be deceived by the ‘worldly Delilah’. When we blend with the things of the world, the deception is so subtle that, like Samson who did know that the power of God had left him we too can drift from godliness and not know when His spirit leaves us.
The Lesson for us this morning is to guard our lives from the attack of the enemy so that we will always move in and be guided by God’s power.
Precious Holy Spirit, I thank you that you are my strength and my hope. Let me not take you for granted but give you the first place, so that you will lead me today. Amen
Theo & Manju