Grief, or Joy of the Lord

Tuesday of the Third Week in Epiphany
Judges 15—16

Nick reads the one-minute introduction.


Gerard van Honthorst 1592 – 1656

With all his strength, Samson was weak when it came to lust for women. He had no business letting his attraction for foreign women compel him into marrying one—and much less, the treacherous Delilah. Samson gave her the secret of his strength and he lost it. The tragedy became even more pathetic when Samson thought he still had the anointing of the Lord, but did not.

Feel the power of these words: “The joy of the Lord is your strength” (Nehemiah 8:10); “I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). With God at work in you, you need no other power.

May you never grieve the Holy Spirit by being unfaithful to the anointing of the Lord on your life.


Tuesdays are dedicated to Old Testament history and “The Writings.”
In the seasons of Advent to Epiphany this year we read the Book of Judges followed by a few chapters of Proverbs.


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