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Samson – The Original Fabio

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Samson – the Original Fabio

The original Fabio… his name was Samson.
He had really long hair. And he was crazy strong.
You’re probably like, so why should I care?
Give me a second… you will. You’ll be as strong as Samson!
God told Samson not to cut his hair. But why?
Because he was set apart for God. Huh?
You see, Samson’s hair was a symbol of his complete surrender to the Lord.
Did you hear that? COMPLETE SURRENDER. COMPLETE DEDICATION.
When his hair was long – 100% dedicated, Samson had super-human strength.
He was like Super-Man, the Incredible Hulk, and the Terminator all wrapped up in one.
That’s what happens to us when we are Completely Dedicated to the Lord.
We have super-human strength. The Bible says we can do ALL THINGS.
But then Delilah came along.
And Samson couldn’t think straight.
That’s what happens when we allow anything to become bigger than God.
Delilah became more important to Samson than obeying God.
At first Samson’s resolve got weak. Then… you can read all the sad, terrible,
scary details in Judges chapter 16… how Delilah got the secret of his strength out of him.
It was his hair!!! Of course!!!
It is our COMPLETE SURRENDER!!! Our COMPLETE DEDICATION to God!! Of course!!!
Cut that off, and we’ll be weak as water.
And that’s just what happened to Samson.
Delilah – beautiful, voluptuous, seductive, greedy Delilah – tricked Samson.
She had Samson’s enemies cut his hair while he was sleeping!
Samson woke up as weak as water.
They gouged out his eyes and chained him to the gristmill like a donkey.
He was too weak to do a thing about it.
Don’t you know Samson was so ashamed of himself?
How could he have let this happen?
But over time, Samson’s hair began to grow. Every day Samson grew a little stronger.
His enemies didn’t even notice.
This time Samson was not only stronger, he was wiser.
And he was determined.
Samson returned to full strength, plus some, and he won an amazing victory.
So, what’s the lesson for you and me?
No matter what mistakes we’ve made.
No matter how far we’ve strayed.
Even if we feel weak as water.
Let’s get back to COMPLETE SURRENDER.
COMPLETE OBEDIENCE.
To COMPLETE DEDICATION to following God.
Our strength will return. Along with our determination to never be tricked again.
Grow your hair long!
And be Fully, Completely Dedicated to Him!
He will give us strength to win amazing victories!

 

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