Judges 16:6 “And Delilah said to Samson, Tell me, I pray thee, wherein thy great strength lieth, and wherewith thou mightest be bound to afflict thee.”

Judges 16:7 “And Samson said unto her, If they bind me with seven green withs that were never dried then shall I be weak and be as another man.”

…From yesterday…

An overconfidence man is usually presumptuous or sassy, always failing to see mistakes and errors. He always feels he can wriggle his way out of any situation.

Samson became overconfidence and entered into a game of death with the devil. He feels he has everything under control until the devil pulled the rug from under his feet. You don’t gamble with the enemy you flee from him. Hear this again:

1Corinthians 10:12 “…let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall”

1Corinthians 10:12 “Don’t be so naive and self-confident. You’re not exempt. You could fall flat on your face as easily as anyone else. Forget about self-confidence; it’s useless. Cultivate God-confidence.” (MSG)

Samson felt Delilah was too small to make him fall, after all he defeated a thousand men with just the jaw bone of an ass. He removed the city gate and discomfited the Philistines at will, his great strength became his Waterloo. Don’t let the wisdom, skills, anointing, endowments and contributions of heaven into your life become a snare that will bring you down.

Another challenge Samson had was that he completely lost his spiritual alertness such that he forgot what to do when the enemy comes calling. It is said that he backslid so badly that he didn’t even pray at all. It is recorded that throughout his life he prayed just about three times, what a shame!

When you leave God out of your matter, you render Him handicapped and put yourself at the mercy of the enemy. Samson thought he can play games with the devil and go scot free, but he learnt a very bitter lesson.

The devil is very good at the game of life and more experienced than humans.

To be continued…

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