The Holy Spirit was moving in his life but he chose a path of pleasure. The Bible gives two accounts of Samson surrendering to temptation.
Judges 14 tells us of the account of his marriage and how his weakness led to exposure and Judges 16 tells of his lustful indulgence which led to his death.
* “Let me tell you a riddle, Samson said to them. If you can give the answer within the seven days of the feast, I will give you thirty linen garments and thirty sets of clothes.If you can’t tell me the answer, you must give me thirty linen garments and thirty sets of clothes.” (Judges 14:12, NIV)
When we are too proud to admit to our weakness and live in defiance, it will lead to a lack of restraint and open the door to sin.
That’s what happened to Samson. He exchanged God’s blessings for sexual pleasure and in the end he had nothing.
If you are thinking you don’t have a weakness; Satan already has his hands on you, blinding you to the truth about yourself.
You have to make a choice to face temptation alone or ask for God’s strength to overcome? ~Deb
* Be sure and Read Judges 13-16 for the full account of Samson.