Sunday Evening Service
Samson was a judge of Israel. He wasn’t the best judge, but God was faithful. God’s power enables us; in our own power we can do nothing. Samson’s trip to the barbershop cost him his name. Samson allowed Delilah to draw him into her net. Satan will allow us to have victories up until the point where he’s ready to destroy us.
Samson’s trip to the barbershop cost him his freedom. God did give one other chance to Samson after he fell, but he still had to pay for his decisions. We serve a God who gives second chances, but it’s better to not fall. The process to restoration is first true repentance, then restitution, and finally restoration. It is unscriptural to jump from sin to restoration, or expect others to do so.
Samson’s trip to the barbershop cost him his sight. Satan will attempt to remove your vision. Samson couldn’t see that his chains were ornamental.
Joseph had a better testimony than Samson. Don’t follow your eyes, as Samson did; live a life of principle, as Joseph did. A life lived for God is far better than a final, minor victory.