BIBLE PASSAGE | OVERVIEW:
READ JUDGES 13-16. Samson was one of Israel's judges, meaning that he helped to lead the country and defend against enemies. God gave him incredible physical strength to defeat the Philistine invasions. Unfortunately, he became entangled in many romantic relationships, which compromised his ability to lead. He was captured by the Philistines when he gave up the secret of his strength. He died in a final act of vengeance toward the Philistines.
Zechariah 4:6: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.
Like God used Samson to deliver His people from their enemies, He sent Jesus to deliver us from sin.
When we rely on God instead of our own abilities, we are flexing the muscles of our spiritual strength!