Word at Work November 11, 2016

Scripture: Hebrews 11:32, Judges 13:6-8

Hebrews 11:32 goes on to mention Samson, who is also an example of faith. In Judges 13, we see the angel visit Samson’s parents and that chapter records the birth of Samson. The angel said, “…the child shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb to the day of his death.” His parents knew God had ordained their son to be anointed and to do some mighty works. Samson had a very promising start with such a supernatural birth. I am sure his parents had great expectations for him. But it did not take long for those great expectations to begin to wane. And why did that happen? It happened because Samson would not listen to anyone. He yielded to what he wanted to do in the flesh. It is amazing how often ministry starts out with substantial expectation and tremendous anointing, yet the little foxes immediately start to spoil the start that God gives. Samson is an example in Scripture of someone that could have done so much more, but still gained victory as a flawed vessel. Is there hope for us? Absolutely yes, for every single one of us!

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