Through the life of Samson, we can glean many important lessons about living for God, rather than pursuing our own worldly desires. After his own pursuits led him down a path of destruction, Samson cried out to the Lord at his weakest moment. It was only when he had come to the end of himself that the Lord restored his strength.

2 Corinthians 12:9 reads, “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”

More than most, the persecuted church understands this paradox of finding strength in weakness. When they have been stripped of all worldly comforts, they must rely on the Lord to see them through. In doing so, their faith only gets stronger and stronger.

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