Hey There Delilah 

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I don’t know what Samson saw in Delilah, but whatever it was it was enough to destroy him. I don’t think we can hold women like this as a positive example expect maybe in one aspect: persistence.

This woman was able to do what no man ever could: She brought down Samson. She did it by never stopping. Time after time Samson refuses her, but she just keeps on prodding until finally against all good sense he tells her how he can be subdued.

It came about when she pressed him daily with her words and urged him, that his soul was annoyed to death” (Judges 16:16).

Persistence can conquer the unconquerable. That’s why it is a trait Jesus encourages us to have (Luke 11:5-10, 18:1). Those that give up quickly are always disappointed. Those that persist despite disappointment will eventually get what they want.

Let’s be persistent in what is good rather than evil.

Barry Haynes
Hope church of Christ
Hope, AR

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