March 23 – Judges 15:1-8

March 23 – Judges 15:1-8

15 After some days, at the time of wheat harvest, Samson went to visit his wife with a young goat. And he said, “I will go in to my wife in the chamber.” But her father would not allow him to go in. And her father said, “I really thought that you utterly hated her, so I gave her to your companion. Is not her younger sister more beautiful than she? Please take her instead.” And Samson said to them, “This time I shall be innocent in regard to the Philistines, when I do them harm.” So Samson went and caught 300 foxes and took torches. And he turned them tail to tail and put a torch between each pair of tails. And when he had set fire to the torches, he let the foxes go into the standing grain of the Philistines and set fire to the stacked grain and the standing grain, as well as the olive orchards. Then the Philistines said, “Who has done this?” And they said, “Samson, the son-in-law of the Timnite, because he has taken his wife and given her to his companion.” And the Philistines came up and burned her and her father with fire. And Samson said to them, “If this is what you do, I swear I will be avenged on you, and after that I will quit.” And he struck them hip and thigh with a great blow, and he went down and stayed in the cleft of the rock of Etam.

How often do our motives end up being selfish even when we know we are called to a higher purpose?  How can you get back on track once you have ventured out from under God’s will for your life? 

What things help you get back on track and keep your focus on the Lord?  Sometimes for me it is reading the word and sometimes listening to praise and worship music, but it is always about praising Him!

Heavenly Father, Thank You so much for helping me get back on track when my focus wanders.  There are so many distractions in life and they all seem to get me and grab my attention away from where I should be spending my time.  I love the verses where Paul said he knows what he should do, but he doesn’t do it.  I wish I knew why I can’t stay on track at times, but what I do know is that You, Father, are the one that will always be there to help me with any need I have.  There is nothing You can’t do, and nothing that concerns me that doesn’t concern You as well.  I love tht about You.  You love completely.  Thank You for teaching me about true unconditional love.

In Jesus’ name.



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