Judges 16:15 “And she said unto him, How canst thou say I love thee, when thine heart is not with me? thou hast mocked me these three times, and hast not told me wherein thy great strength lieth.”

Judges 16:16 “And it came to pass, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, so that his soul was vexed unto death”

The bible didn’t record how long it took Delilah to get Samson to reveal his secret but it sure took a while. What brought Samson down eventually was nothing other than the power of the tongue.

This woman wearied him out with persuasive words. As simple as it looks Samson fell, not just to the charms of a woman but to the power of the tongue. I’m sure this story was one the things Solomon saw that made him write:

Proverbs 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”

Several years later, James also wrote:

James 3:5 “Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!”

James 3:8 “But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.”

Friend, who is speaking into your life? What are they saying? Worst still, what are you saying to yourself?

The Bible says, “…she pressed him daily with her words”, Delilah used words against the powerful Samson and he caved in. You must be very careful of what you hear daily.

Words are very powerful, when you her something once you might not accept it or believe it but when the power of repetition is involved, it’s only a matter of time before you embrace and accept it even if it’s a blatant lie!

Delilah invoked the power of repetition in words and Samson’s heart couldn’t take it, the Bible says “…his soul was vexed unto death”. The best remedy is to quickly stop hearing the negative words and replace it with faith based ones.

To be continued…

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