Judges 15

Today's Passage: Judges 15 

While Samson is one of the better known judges from this book, his life is just as messy, broken and complicated. 

This chapter covers complications in his marriage to a Philistine woman, something that was prohibited for Israelites. These complications led to one of the more graphic (but creative) attacks on the Philistines, as Samson lit the tails of foxes on fire that caused pandemonium and fire to spread rapidly. 

I think the ESV Study Bible summarizes one of the best takeaway for us from Samson: "Despite this, and despite the mostly sinful life he led, God intended to use Samson for his own purposes (Judg. 14:4)."

Here’s what we can take away:

God can use you no matter what you’ve done. This should obviously not be taken as a weakening of sin. But rather, a mindset shift. Instead of being overwhelmed with your past sin, be warned by the example of Samson. Use the pain of past sin to motivate your current pursuit of holiness.

You should hate your sin. But your hatred of sin should fuel your pursuit of holiness. Because of Jesus, even your sin can be redeemed for the glory of God.

Written By: Graham Withers

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