Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Samson's Seduction

"And it came to pass, when she [Delilah, Heb. דָּלַל, languishing] pressed him [Samson, Heb. שִׁמְשׁוֹן, sunlight; brilliant] daily with her words, and urged him, so that his soul was vexed unto death, that he told her all his heart… and his strength went from him" (Judges 16:16-19).  "Praise the name of the LORD: for His name alone is excellent; His glory is above the earth and heaven (Psalm 148:13).  "The righteous is more excellent than his neighbor: but the way of the wicked seduceth them" (Proverbs 12:26). 

There was a day that came with anguish  
When Samson's brightness would turn dim,
For by Delilah he would languish
Through her seduction pressing him. 

These things are written for instruction
In view of Samson's dreadful end,
Lest we be drawn by the seduction
That bids us be the world's friend. 

This world has no excellence
That can compare to Christ our Savior. 
In Christ we find our soul's defense
And satisfaction by His favor. 

Lord, guard us by the admonition
Regarding the seduction shown   
In Samson's languishing condition,
That we may praise Your name alone.  

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