Whenever I read the story of Samson and Delilah, I always think that Delilah did not love Samson at all. If you read the story it becomes clear that he was just a challenge. But Samson made a HUGE mistake. He told Delilah all of his secrets not knowing that she would use them against him later on.
He was probably in love, or lust, and thought that he could really trust her. But what he didn’t know was that the plan was bigger than he could ever imagine. There were other people involved and Delilah was feeding information to the Philistines, which would eventually end in Samson’s death. The player was played by a bigger gamer. Yes, “sweet” little Delilah was a part of a huge plan to bring Samson down. That is not love at all.
What is sad is the fact that each time Samson told Delilah a lie about where his strength was, and the Philistines tried it, he kept going back to Delilah. He must have been in “love-lust” because he didn’t even know it was a set up. A well constructed plan in which Delilah was a part.
Samson was the biggest game player of all, and now his reaping was upon him. His heart was wide open to a woman who did not care about him at all. Delilah was a good actress. She knew how to say the right things. I’m sure that Delilah told her girlfriends that she didn’t love the man, but sadly Samson could not tell.
I guess I should have named this one, “Guard Your Heart Pt. 2. It’s a warning to watch who you open your heart to. Sometimes the enemy will use those people to destroy you!
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Samson and Delilah
4 After leaving Gaza, he fell in love with a woman in the Sorek Valley. Her name was Delilah. 5 The Philistine rulers came to her and said, “Trick him, and find out what makes him so strong. Find out how we can overpower him. We want to tie him up in order to torture him. Each of us will give you 1,100 pieces of silver.”
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