Unspeakable Joy Devotional

May 4th

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Samson and the lion. I saw this statute at the Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina and it reminded me of the story of Samson and the Lion. Judges 14:5-6 “Samson went down to Timnah together with his father and mother. As they approached the vineyards of Timnah, suddenly a young lion came roaring toward him. The Spirit of the Lord came upon him in power so that he tore the lion apart with his bare hands as he might have torn a young goat. But he told neither his father nor his mother what he had done.”

Samson had done multiple acts of intentional disobedience, yet God still pursued him. God persistently pursues us as he did Samson. God’s ultimate purpose is to redeem and to restore what is broken. When Samson was born, God promised deliverance. He persistently pursued and held onto Samson and never let go.

It is amazing what our persistent God did to deliver and redeem His people through this unlikely hero. He will do similar things through those he calls to lead. He is still at work, persistently pursuing us and using us for His glory to deliver those who are broken and to restore that which is broken. (J. Blamer)

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