DON’T DIE WITH YOUR ENEMIES-1
Judges 16: 30 “And Samson said Let me die with the Philistines. And he bowed himself with all his might; and the house fell upon the lords, and upon all the people that were therein. So the dead which he slew at his death were more than they which he slew in his life.”
My spiritual father will always say that; “Samson prayed only twice in his entire life”, which was a very sad truth! As powerful as he was, he never developed intimacy with God.
Samson was all brawn and no brain. God empowered and endowed him for a specific assignment, which was to judge the Philistines but all through his life everything he did was for his own selfish interest. Even on the occasions he fought the Philistines, he did it because they got him angry. His purpose for fighting was always about settling personal scores.
He never fought a battle because he wanted to defend the integrity of God and fulfil divine mandate. It was always about his own selfish interest. God endowed him but he chose to live for himself and not his Creator.
He never developed a relationship with God and that eventually led to his untimely death. His last prayer was one of the most terrible prayers you’ll see in scriptures. I went through his prayer and just shook my head in pity for this great general:
Judges 16:28 “And Samson called unto the LORD, and said O Lord GOD, remember me, I pray thee, and strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once, O God, that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes.”
Judges 16: 30 “And Samson said Let me die with the Philistines…”
Samson’s last prayer was all about himself. All he wanted to do was to avenge his two eyes and then die with his enemies!
Who prays like that? A man who has lost touch with The Divine. A selfish man who knows not the mind of God.
Friend, the endowment of God upon your life is a divine donation meant to fulfil a divine agenda.
To be continued…
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