Shalom! I pray you all had a grand Shabbat filled with edification rest, reflection, and restoration! ⚠️Here we find that Delilah is now getting frustrated as we read through the rest of the scriptures: Judges 16:15-20 And she said unto him, How canst thou say, I love thee, when thine heart is not with me? thou hast mocked me these three times, and hast not told me wherein thy great strength lieth. And it came to pass, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, so that his soul was vexed unto death; That he told her all his heart, and said unto her, There hath not come a razor upon mine head; for I have been a Nazarite unto God from my mother's womb: if I be shaven, then my strength will go from me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man. And when Delilah saw that he had told her all his heart, she sent and called for the lords of the Philistines, saying, Come up this once, for he hath shewed me all his heart. Then the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and brought money in their hand. And she made him sleep upon her knees; and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head; and she began to afflict him, and his strength went from him. And she said, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the Lord was departed from him. Now, Samson, told her three different stories on how he could lose his strength. I pondered, why wouldn't he think "hey why does she want to know this so bad?" ... But a scripture I gave you all last blog remains true, Sirach (Found in Apcrophya) 9:8! He was so caught in her beauty, he was blind. Even the scripture says in Proverbs 31:5 Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings. Samson should have like most brothers took counsel when dealing with wicked and/or strange women. But most don't. They just want what they see! Ok, back to Delilah! She as upset now that everything Samson told her would take his strength away, she tried and failed not once but 3 times. Some brothers are not so lucky these days! We see in the first few verses, she bothered Samson so much that it grieved him (Judges 16:15-16) Seems familiar (Proverbs 21:19) I just love how the scripture has it all laid out for us, we just have to take time to READ, STUDY, and APPLY! But it grieved brother Samson so much that he finally told her about his Nazarite vow. The scripture says that he told her all his heart.. So what did she do? Just like many of you with that same spirit would do. Run your mouth about your house to others. Telling all the house business to whoever would listen. In this case, Delilah knew what the end result would be, some of you may know the intent of those who you run your mouth to (I pray not) but ..WHOA. Why do we, as women feel the need to do that? Our husband tells us things in secret, and we go tell others... Then we wonder why our house is crumbling. You have given them the blueprint. I know that sometimes you want, need to vent. But, sis.. be careful ..very careful. The tongue is a small, but a mighty weapon your mouth possesses. (Proverbs 18:21) *While you may not see the harm, your husband can suffer the same fate as Samson. If you didn't take the time to read the story, which I hope you do! Delilah made him go to sleep in her lap, she ends up cutting his locs and the Philistine lords came and took Samson away.. they beat him and put out his eyes while imprisoning him bound with chains. He eventually called out to The Most High, who of course saved him because he had a great work to do to cast judgment on the philistines! In the end he died, but FATHER's will was still done and they paid for all they did to HIS people and Samson. Moral: We shouldn't take for granted the gift of trust that our husband entrusts us with. Sometimes, they may share a weakness NOT for you to use against him on mad day..BUT to help him in that area.. (cuz I mean sis u are a "helpmeet and that means you just don't help with cooking, cleaning, and sexing.. it means you help him meet in areas he is lacking in or make it easier) The scripture speaks against talebearing/gossiping in several places in the bible. So please take heed. You never know another person's intentions. And while they may not be as intense as a physical death, spiritual death is sooo much worse (Matthew 10:28). Be cautious sis. AND another thing, for those who seem to think it is "ok" to go telling ANOTHER man, ur husband secrets/business/weaknesses, 1st off, you need to question that brother's motive, if he is sitting there allowing you to talk ill about your husband to him. Because scripture is clear on that as well. You know you not supposed to do that sis. You could cause serious contention or problems and even that man to lust/sin.
🔎Reflection time: Sirach [Apcrophya] 9:9 Sit NOT at all with another man's wife, nor sit down with her in thine arms, and spend not thy money with her at the wine; lest thine heart incline unto her, and so through thy desire thou fall into destruction...Delilah, although not an Israelite, was in direct violation of the bible. Even though she was a "strange wife" she is still supposed to follow our laws, statutes, and commands when it comes to these matters. Sooo many sisters I see that are so easily persuaded by other people to speak on their houses..ESPECIALLY when your head is influential in our community.. AND IF he is wise, he will see thru the folly and not only NOT open his heart to you (now he no longer trusts you).. He will check you and that will upset you. Here is my advice, STOP! THINK before you tear down your house. You have a choice (Proverbs 14:1).. Besides, nowadays, where do you think these folks go now equipped with all of your household information to attack YOUR house, husband or both?? GOT to be cautious sis.. Please. EVERYONE in your boat, ain't rowing.. and now the only one who was rowing, no longer has the strength to.. #SomebodyGonnaGetThisOnThe3rdRead
👑Be her👉🏾 Proverbs 31:11 The heart of her husband doth doth SAFELY TRUST in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil