Judges 12-14

Samson went down to Timnah, and at Timnah he saw one of the daughters of the Philistines. 2 Then he came up and told his father and mother, “I saw one of the daughters of the Philistines at Timnah. Now get her for me as my wife.” 3 But his father and mother said to him, “Is there not a woman among the daughters of your relatives, or among all our people, that you must go to take a wife from the uncircumcised Philistines?” But Samson said to his father, “Get her for me, for she is right in my eyes.”

Our entire culture, in and outside the church it seems, has a general belief if we want something it has got to be right. We are falling apart because we are saying wrong things are right simply because someone has a desire for them. Don’t fall into Samson’s trap. Don’t allow your “belly” to be your god. Let God be your God. He is the one who judges right from wrong. He is the one who sets the standard. The fact that you have a desire to do something you find hard to resist makes it more likely to be sinful. God doesn’t say “well, yes, that’s sinful, but I didn’t know you wanted to do it… okay, go ahead” I mean, honestly, that’s ridiculous when you think about it that way… isn’t it? Do right, be right, trust Jesus.

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I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.
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