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Judges 16:17 “That he told her all his heart, and said unto her, There hath not come a razor upon mine head; for I have been a Nazarite unto God from my mother’s womb: if I be shaven then my strength will go from me, and I shall become weak and be like any other man.”
I always feel pity for a particular prophet in the Bible. His ministry would have been great and powerful, probably greater than that of Elijah, Elisha and others. That ministry was marked with so much accuracy but it ended the day it started!
1Kings 13:7 “And the king said unto the man of God, Come home with me, and refresh thyself, and I will give thee a reward.”
1Kings 13:8 “And the man of God said unto the king, If thou wilt give me half thine house, I will not go in with thee, neither will I eat bread nor drink water in this place:”
1Kings 13:9 “For so was IT CHARGED ME BY THE WORD OF THE LORD, SAYING, EAT NO BREAD, NOR DRINK WATER, NOR TURN AGAIN BY THE SAME WAY THAT THOU CAMEST.”
The Lord gave the young prophet private instructions concerning his assignment but the inexperienced prophet went and threw holy things to the dogs, and cast his pearls before swine (Matthew 7:6).
Eventually an older prophet out of envy came and gave him a counter instruction and he died after violating God’s orders, same day! The old prophet tricked him TO EAT BREAD AND DRINK WATER. (Read 1Kings 13).
Notice what happened immediately Samson uttered all that was in his heart:
Judges 16:18 “And when Delilah SAW THAT HE HAD TOLD HER ALL HIS HEART, she sent and called for the lords of the Philistines, saying Come up this once, for he hath shewed me all his heart. Then the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and brought money in their hand.”
When you utter all that is in your heart, you attract dogs and swine who will attack you without mercy (Matthew 7:6).
Again, why was David so successful? He gave us clues, hear this:
Psalms 141:3 “Post a guard at my mouth, GOD, set a watch at the door of my lips.”
To be continued…
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