“And the woman [in due time] bore a son and called his name Samson;
and the child grew and the Lord blessed him.
And the Spirit of the Lord began to move him at times in Mahaneh-dan
[the camp of Dan] between Zorah and Eshtaol “
Judges 13:24, 25
I used to think Samson as the most arrogant of the heroes of the
bible. I thought he was brash, proud and conceited but I was wrong.
He was humble.
He knew where his true strength came from.
Let’s take a look at a scripture,
“Samson was very thirsty, and he prayed to the Lord and said, You have
given this great deliverance by the hand of your servant, and now shall I
die of thirst and fall into the hands of the uncircumcised?”
When spending time with God he addresses himself as “servant”.
With all his strength and power he humbled himself before God.
He never once gave himself the glory.
We never read of a time where he praised himself.
Samson was a humble man.
Let’s take a look at one more scripture,
“And when he came to Lehi, the Philistines came shouting to meet him.
And the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon [Samson], and the ropes
on his arms became as flax that had caught fire, and his bonds melted
off his hands.”
Judges 15: 14
“The Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon Samson”
That wouldn’t have been possible if Samson was arrogant and proud.
He knew God was the reason for his strength and power and that is why
he was used so mightily.
This is the lesson I want you to take from the life of Samson.
With all his strength and power he never became proud and arrogant.
He knew God was the source of his strength.
Because he was humble he was in a position to be used mightily by God.
He put God first in his life and that is why he did what he did.
He never once praised himself.
If he was prideful he wouldn’t have been used.
To be used by God we need to be humble. We need to always put Him first.
Pride takes God out of the picture and makes us believe we can do it on our own.
Pride wants to go on its own.
Pride thinks it doesn’t need God or anyone for that matter.
One of our prayers should be to be humble.
No matter how much God does for us we must remain humble.
No matter the great heights He takes us to we need to remain humble.
It’s only when we are humble that we can be used by Him.
Bless you friends