A TRIBUTE IN LOVE

 

LOVE GAINED: LOVE LOST (SAMSON, DELILAH, JEZEBEL)

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Part 9: Mistaken Love: Working For God

 

In the name of Almighty God, Master of the universe Ruler of all the earth

 

 

Greetings Brethren,

 

Peace be unto you. To the Church and believing Christians everywhere. To those that believe in the Bible as the supreme authority that governs all of humankind. In this we give thanks to God the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit that leads and guides us the straightway.

 

Beloved God is an all knowing God and He wills His will in many ways. John could see Samson as he could see himself. Coming upon life as a sage he realized that he had also seen mistaken love in order to work for God. Thus he had been to the bed chamber and saw the realities of lust thinking it was love. However as the bride walked she talked crooked and her steps were measured by the Devil.

 

So as we continue to discuss Samson and love much is yet to be revealed. We resume our discussion at the 15th Chapter of Judges. At verse one we see that Samson returned to be with his wife and brought a gift of a young goat. But he was barred from her bed chamber by her father.

 

As the chapter continues to verse 2 we see the father justifying his rebuke of Samson by saying that he thought Samson hated his daughter due to the prior acts of deception and loved of self, clan and family and not her husband. But what would one expect from the Philistines the enemies of God’s people?

 

So now that another man has been given possession of his wife the father offers Samson her sister. He also claims that her sister is younger and more beautiful. Now look toward verses 4-6.

 

Judges 15: 4-6: “And Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took firebrand, and turned tail to tail, and put a firebrand in the midst between two tails.”

 

“And when he had set the brands on fire, he let them go into the standing corn of the Philistines, and burnt up both the shocks, and also the standing corn, with the vineyards and olives.”

 

“Then the Philistines said, Who hath done this? And they answered, Samson, the son in law of the Timnite, because he had taken his wife, and given her to his companion. And he Philistines came up, and burnt her and her father with fire.”

 

We bear witness that there are no folk tales in the Bible. The Bible is clearly the inspired word of God. Therefore those that stoop to the low of denying the Bible are lost. Since God had His hands on Samson the great feat of catching 300 foxes was not impossible. Tying them together and lighting a torch would prove to be more effective in destroying their corn fields than turning them loose one by one into the corn fields of the Philistines.

 

At verse 6 the Philistines determine that Samson was the perpetrator. They also determine the reason why he set their corn fields on fire. Thus they laid the blame on his former wife and her father.

 

The Flesh Thinks Little: God Thinks Big

 

There was once a time unlike Samson

that a man was lonely as all his so-called

friends and family had left. The birds

the trees the Creek brought some comfort

but he longed for the wind to blow upon

him and a companion.

 

Satan though looking, lurking to devour

everything righteous in sight sent his eyes

and dirty grimy hands on him knowing that

he was a Godly man. He was caught off guard

as a sweet talking Delilah with the genes of

Jezebel claimed she also followed Christ.

 

He thought it was love but God knew

better as God only defines love not man or

woman. So as the flesh took it he never lost

the Spirit. Thus he took notes and mediated

over each episode. God sent his pen in what

he thought were romantic interludes but he,

 

Only told a story of trickery and ways already

written about Samson. However little did he

know but his conversion caught up with him.

Blessed is the Truth and knowledge of God

for he was already in love. First with God and

Christ and then with a mate that God sent him.

 

Feeling the Spirit move within her this Godly

woman spoke up as God moved her to speak.

Guard the door to the righteous sage as you

guard the door to your heart. Blessed are those

that can see God together.

 

Cont. Part 10: Give God The Glory In Love and War (Judges 15: 14-20)

 

Peace and Golden Paradise, Carl A. Patton a willing slave and servant of Almighty God and Christ Jesus writing for the FreedomJournal Press a God Fearing Free Press 8 August  2009 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.