Discern Your Delilah

15 And she said to him, “How can you say, ‘I love you,’ when your heart is not with me? You have mocked me these three times, and you have not told me where your great strength lies.” 16 And when she pressed him hard with her words day after day, and urged him, his soul was vexed to death. 17 And he told her all his heart, and said to her, “A razor has never come upon my head, for I have been a Nazirite to God from my mother’s womb. If my head is shaved, then my strength will leave me, and I shall become weak and be like any other man.” ~ Judges 16:15-17

Samson had become blinded by his own fleshly desires, his own lust for Delilah. He had put his desire for her above his desire for God and had spiritually fallen asleep. Three times Delilah came to him asking for the secret to his strength, and each time what he had told her, she had done to him. He was so spiritually asleep that he could no longer discern that Delilah was against him. That she was his enemy wanting only to destroy. He had allowed his fleshly desires to control him and put his spirit man to sleep.

This is like us today. We allow our fleshly desires to consume us and put our spirit man to sleep so that we don’t have any discernment. When we allow ourselves to love our sin, we lose that spirit of discernment, and we believe the lies of the enemy. We no longer see our sin as death, but instead as the life, we were meant to have. We, like Eve and Samson, are deceived by our own desires and give into sin.

And just like Samson and Eve, when we give in to sin, we spiritually die. Our discernment completely leaves us. We no longer even realize that we are completely separated from God. We no longer realize that we are living in sin because our discernment leaves and our spirit man dies. But don’t lose hope; there is redemption and new life in Christ Jesus.

Peace. Love. Go Forth and Discern Your Delilah.

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