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Samson killing a young lion – in Gaza. Ffrom Old Testament stories, published by Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London c.1880. (Photo by Culture Club/Getty Images)

But he did not know that the Lord had departed from him. Judges 16:20

Judges 16 tells the tragic story of Samson. In letting his lover cut his Nazirite-vowed hair, he disobeyed God, squandered his opportunities, and undermined his own power—yet he didn’t realize it. He reminds us of the church of Laodicea in Revelation 3:17, which thought it was rich and needed nothing—“and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked.”

It’s frightening to think how easily we can sustain a false impression of ourselves. Being poor in spirit and humble before the Lord means we understand our true condition. Without God, we are miserable even when we think we’re happy. We’re poor even when we think we’re rich…

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Author: Lisa the Infidel

I am an #Infidel - born and bred North Carolina.

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