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Tuesday October 5, 2010

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Only A Surrendered Life fulfills God’s Purpose (2)

TEXT (Judges 16:30)
Thus he killed many more when he died than while he lived. (NIV)
He killed more people in his death than he had killed in his life. (Msg)
So he killed more people when he died than he had during his entire lifetime. (NLT)

COMMENTARY

Sampson was born for greatness. Before he was born, the angel decreed that he would begin the deliverance of Israel from the Philistines (Judges 13:5). But most of his life was lived to please himself. He wanted a girl from among the Philistines and he went and got her. He was hungry so he ate honey from the carcass of a dead lion, something forbidden for him as a Nazirite. He lied, he was arrogant, and he allowed his passion and his anger to continually get the better of him.
And yet, God’s Spirit remained active in his life for over most of his life. His great gift accomplished much, but none of it was used in the way that God intended. Sadly, as a spiritu…