Posted by: heisourstrongtower | June 2, 2014

Women of the Bible Study ~ Focus on Delilah

I am going to finally share my reflections on Delilah in our Women of the Bible Study and here is the link to the Bible reading….

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Judges+16%3A4-22&version=ESV

The reading in the book is found here…

http://www.biblegateway.com/devotionals/women-of-the-bible/2014/04/07

It has been three weeks since I worked on or read the pages in the Women of the Bible study, I have allowed myself to lose focus.  I have been concentrating on exercise and healthy eating more than anything else and the last week has proven to me how far I have strayed in the wrong direction.  Not that my health is not important, it is, but it should not come first in my life…that is God’s position!!

Much like Samson in today’s story I have allowed other things become more important to me than spending time with God, reading my Bible and praying.  My days, lately, have been a series of difficulties that, at times, have overwhelmed me just like the Philistines were able to overwhelm Samson.  I know it is because I have let time with God take a backseat in my life, when He should be the navigator of my journey.

Samson knew what was expected of him by God and he still broke all of them.  But God did not abandon him or forsake him, when Samson called upon the Lord…the Lord became his strength again.

Delilah proves that God will use evil to bring about something good in our life.  I loved this paragraph from today’s reading and will be focusing on it many times during the week.  I might just print it off and tape it on my mirror as a reminder for me…I don’t want to get off track like this again!

“If anything, Delilah’s role in this sordid tale assures us that God will use anything and anyone to accomplish his purpose. Even our sin. Even our enemies. Our deliverance is purely a matter of grace. But how much better if we become people set apart for his service, whose inner strengths match our outer strengths, enabling us to live out our destiny assured of God’s pleasure.”

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