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Samson Lusted After Delilah
Copyright 2010 Heaven Ministries ~ Angie Lewis

  Don't be like Samson

Lust as described by scripture is an inappropriate and excessive desire or craving for something that preoccupies our mind and actions. When a person becomes preoccupied with lust and desire until it affects their perspective on everything else around them there is a problem. Dating relationships among young people are often ruled by emotional and sexual desires that fuel into addiction later on in life. 

When a young spiritually immature mind believes it is ok to have sex before marriage, or even if they don't, but have not been taught to respect the opposite sex, they will have sex before marriage. This is what dating is. This starts the validation to have sex with others, to view naked people having sex, and to think on sexual things when they should be thinking on more important things for their growing up years.

You are God’s creation—he did not make you to look upon another with lust in your eyes, but many have chosen that for their life. How many young men respect the young women around them? It's not wrong to appreciate a beautiful woman or man but what makes it wrong is when we look to receive (disrespect) something from that beauty because we think it belongs to us. How selfish is that?! At this point it becomes lust and wrong desire. These desires can cause many emotional problems for young people and those who are thinking of getting married. 

How Samson Got Caught Up in Lust

Have you ever read or heard about the story of Samson and Delilah? (Judges 16:4-31) Read Judges to find out for yourself. Here is my short recap.

Samson thought Delilah could do no wrong—he couldn’t see her for the woman she really was—wicked and evil. Samson was burning with passion for her, but Delilah deceived Samson more than once. Samson was in lust and desire for Delilah and she took advantage of his feelings and betrayed the secret of his strength to the Philistines and consequently he died.

Delilah was a deceitful woman with honey on her lips and poison in her heart. But because of his desire and lust he brought on his own death by trusting in her lies! He believed the lies that Delilah loved him and wanted him. Samson caved in over and over again because he was continually deceived by her beauty and passionate words. Samson's own blindness allowed himself to be deceived. 

This is the same way that young people today become deceived to open themselves up with each other sexually and emotionally. 

So why did I mention this story?

It is the same way with any lustful desire or sexual craving—whether it is porn addiction, adultery, fornication, or other sexual sins. Lust destroys “who you are”! (she/he will prey upon your life). Lust will deceive you into believing the lies you hear from the world. You will get caught up in the lies and your perspective will change about everything else around you.

Although Samson was very strong and could even strangle a lion, he could not smother his burning lust and see Delilah for who she really was—wicked and evil! Every time you view another person with thoughts of lust, view lustful images, commit fornication and other sexual sins, you are being deceived and defrauded into believing the lies of the world. 

DECIDE WHO YOU ARE

Are you a child of God or a part of the godlessness of society? You can conquer wrong attitudes about sexuality by not letting it control your perspective on the world around you. Dating is the beginning of wrong thinking and attitude about the opposite sex. It creates disrespect with oneself as well as for others. It degrades the perfect union of man and wife as "one flesh".  The bible does not mention dating because it was non-existent.

The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies or drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissention and jealousy. Rather clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature. (Romans 13:12-14)

What Does The Bible Say About Fornication (lust)?


Proverbs 6:25
Romans 1:26
1 Thessalonians 4:5
1 Peter 4:3
1 John 2:16
Galatians 5:24
Titus 2:11-12
Ephesians 2:3-6
2 Timothy 2:22
James 4:1-4
1 Corinthians 6:13
1 Corinthians 6:18-20
Hebrews 13:4

Who are you? If you say that you are a child of God then you have to trust in Jesus Christ with your life! Why are you trusting in created things? How does sin happen? First people reject God and then they make up their own idea of what they think their God should be. But later, because their God is an invented God, they sin. Sexual sin, greed, lust, addiction, hatred, murder, deceit, strife, covetousness, these are all sins that we fall into when we reject God. You have to choose.

 

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