Sunday, 27 March 2011

Monday 28 March 2011

Samson

(Jdg 15:14)  As he approached Lehi, the Philistines came to meet him, shouting in triumph. And then the Spirit of GOD came on him with great power. The ropes on his arms fell apart like flax on fire; the thongs slipped off his hands.
(Jdg 15:15)  He spotted a fresh donkey jawbone, reached down and grabbed it, and with it killed the whole company.

Other translations of Judges 15 verse 14 (Highlighted)
And then the Spirit of GOD came on him with great power (Message)
Then the Spirit of the LORD rushed upon him (English Standard version)
Suddenly the power of the LORD made him strong (Good news Bible)
And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily on him (Hebrew names version)

And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him (King James)

Highlights from Samson’s life

1.    The Israelites was under the hand of the Philistines for 40 years
2.    Samson’s mother and father could not have children
3.    An angel appeared and told them they will have a child and he will deliver them from the Philistine oppression.
4.    Samson married a Philistine wife
5.    Killed the lion
6.    From the eater came something to eat, from the strong came something sweet
7.    Killed 30 men for their garments
8.    300 jackals
9.    Avenged his wife and killed many of the Philistines
10.  Samson handed to Philistines – killed a 1000
11.  Delilah
12.  Philistines gave praise to their god for capturing Samson (3000 Philistines died)

Remember

1.    God is always with you
2.    He is and will give you the strength you need when faced with challenges
3.    Nothing is impossible to God

In our daily lives we face a number of battles. It is in these battles where Satan needs us to try and stand alone, because then we are vulnerable.  It is only when we trust and seek God that Satan will have no chance. It is by faith that we should face each obstacle and allow God to be our guide and saviour. When we trust Him we can fear nothing – In God I find my strength.

Hebrew 13 verse 5 – 6

(Heb 13:5)  Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you."

(Heb 13:6)  So we can confidently say, "The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?"