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Daily Devotion

Read: Judges 16:4–22

The lords of the Philistines came to Delilah and said to her, “Coax him, and find out what makes his strength so great, and how we may overpower him, so that we may bind him in order to subdue him; and we will each give you eleven hundred pieces of silver.” Judges 16:5

 You cannot read the story of Samson and Delilah, and not feel as if Samson got exactly what he deserved. His relationship was based on lies—he knew it, Delilah knew it, and the Philistines were counting on it. Three times Delilah tried to trick Samson into giving himself up to the Philistines, and three times Samson overlooked the transgression. His lust for Delilah overwhelmed his better judgment—assuming he had capacity for better judgment! At the end of the story, Samson looks like a bald, broken fool.

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