Morning Message of Motivation
Christ our Redeemer: 9
Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi
Discernment is the ability to perceive the difference between things.
Ezekiel 44:23 NKJV
“And they shall teach My people the difference between the holy and the unholy, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.”
Discernment is a sign of maturity.
Hebrews 5:14 ESV
“But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.”
Samson, as a mature and anointed man, should have been able to discern the true motives of Delilah. Samson obviously didn’t trust Delilah, that’s why he kept lying to her.
Judges 16:10 NKJV
“Then Delilah said to Samson, “Look, you have mocked me and told me lies. Now, please tell me what you may be bound with.”
Delilah pressed Samson to tell her the secret of his great strength. She was hypocritically demanding sincerity from Samson, while she was double timing him.
Delilah however had an advantage.
Samson was blinded by his love for her!
She was determined to exploit his love to discover his secret and get her reward from the five Philistine lords.
Samson resorted to telling lies again.
Judges 16:11 NKJV
“So he said to her, “If they bind me securely with new ropes that have never been used, then I shall become weak, and be like any other man.”
It’s a sign of Samson’s desperation that he descended into telling childish lies. He wanted to continue his relationship with Delilah at all cost. He feared to tell her outright that he was not going to tell her his secret.
Samson’s relationship with Delilah was bearing the evil fruit of compromise and lies.
The only possible answer to the treachery and trickery of Delilah, was for Samson to flee.
May you have the character, discipline and will, to escape from wrong associations and situations. May God’s purposes be totally fulfilled in your life, in Jesus’ name.