May 30, 2012
Samson is at the height of his sin & far from the Lord. He forgets his identity and chooses Delilah over God. Although he pays for his mistake with his life, God doesn't forget Samson.
May 27, 2012
James tells us that the Lord calls us to not show personal favoritism or partiality based on wealth, status, looks, etc. Making distinctions causes division, which is a tool of the enemy. We must instead, fix our eyes on Jesus, fear the Lord & not man, and fulfill the law of Love.
May 23, 2012
Samson operates in his flesh and the Philistine mentality of "As they did to me, so I have done to them", instead of Jesus' way to treat others the way you want to be treated. But God is gracious to Samson in spite of his flaws.
May 20, 2012
The danger of self-deception. Just because we spend time in the Word, doesn't necessarily mean we live it. James encourages us to receive the Word, apply the Word, and share the Word. What condition is our heart in? Can the Word take root there?
May 16, 2012
The folly of Samson... God was able to use Samson's mistakes for His purposes. God loves us so much that no matter what we do, He has a plan & purpose for our lives.