JUDGES 15

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Judges 15:9-16:31

A MIXED BAG

 

When we use the term "a mixed bag" we are thinking that what we are talking about has a variety of good and bad elements.  If we say, "The concert was a mixed bag," we are thinking that it was good and bad.  Samson's life was also "a mixed bag".  God used him mightily in spite of his personal failures.

 

PRESUMPTION

 

1. Israel presumed that the Philistines had to be appeased. Judges 15:9-13

Sometimes we are like the Israelites. We would rather appease than confront.

 

2. The Philistines presumed that Samson could be stopped. Judges 15:9-14, 16:1-3, 5, 21-25

Satan will be constantly trying to stop the Child of God, just as the Philistines tried to stop Samson.

 

3. Samson presumed that He could live as he pleased. Judges 16:1-20

Samson especially seemed to think that he could do whatever he wanted with the ladies.  He kept company with a Harlot and then with Delilah.

Samson seemed to think that he could maintain a relationship with Delilah, who was actually trying to deliver him into the Philistines' hands, and not pay any consequences.

We must realize that like Samson, we are not beyond God's hand of discipline.  Proverbs 3:11-12,

Galatians 6:7-8

 

POWER

 

1. To Win - Judges 15:14-17

 

2. To Escape - Judges 16:1-3

 

3. To Retaliate - Judges 16:26-31

 

I believe that He was used of God to bring Glory to God through this action.

 

PRAYER

 

1. Samson prayed and his thirst was quenched. Judges 15:18-20

 

2. Samson prayed and his strength was used one last time for God's glory. Judges 16:28-31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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