Lusted After Delilah
2010 Heaven Ministries ~ Angie Lewis
Don't be like Samson
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
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.
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.
Samson Got Caught Up in Lust
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.
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.
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.
is the same way that young people today become deceived to open
themselves up with each other sexually and emotionally.
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.
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.
WHO YOU 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.
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)
Does The Bible Say About Fornication (lust)?
1 Thessalonians 4:5
1 Peter 4:3
1 John 2:16
2 Timothy 2:22
1 Corinthians 6:13
1 Corinthians 6:18-20
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.