Samson

A man who refused to accept limitations

Judges 13:1-5 NIV

Again the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord, so the Lord delivered them into the hands of the Philistines for forty years.

A certain man of Zorah, named Manoah, from the clan of the Danites, had a wife who was childless, unable to give birth. The angel of the Lord appeared to her and said, “You are barren and childless, but you are going to become pregnant and give birth to a son. Now see to it that you drink no wine or other fermented drink and that you do not eat anything unclean. You will become pregnant and have a son whose head is never to be touched by a razor because the boy is to be a Nazirite, dedicated to God from the womb. He will take the lead in delivering Israel from the hands of the Philistines.”

 

Psalm 16:5-6 NIV

Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup;

you make my lot secure.

The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;

surely I have a delightful inheritance.

 

If we refuse limits we will end up shackled.

If we refuse limits we will end up shamed.

Embrace living within God’s limits.

Where are you are not living within God’s limits?

Rebuild any fences you have trampled.

Rejoice in the mercy and grace of a forgiving God.

 

1 John 1:9 NIV  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

 

James 5:15-16 NIV  “And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.”

 

Matthew 11:28-30 NIV  “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”