De-LIE-lah

So Samson had this girlfriend who nagged him to death about his source of great strength. He fought it for a while but eventually he spilled the beans to Delilah.

Some time later he fell in love with a woman in the Valley of Sorek (Grapes). Her name was Delilah. The Philistine tyrants approached her and said, “Seduce him. Discover what’s behind his great strength and how we can tie him up and humble him. Each man’s company will give you a hundred shekels of silver.” So Delilah said to Samson, “Tell me, dear, the secret of your great strength, and how you can be tied up and humbled.”(Judges 16:4-6, MSG)

Delilah certainly lived up to her name. It is from the Hebrew, meaning languishing, lovelorn or seductive.  You could spell it De-Lie-Lah if you like for she certainly lied to Samson. Then she threw him to his enemies with a care free attitude.

“What Delilah voice nags at you? It is the very thing that will betray you. Ask God to reveal your Delilah voice to you.”  -Pastor Roger Keyzers

When we recognise that voice for what it is, we will be better able to stand against it.

Prayer – God, please close our ears to the wrong voices and give us the strength to fight against them. Amen

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