Unspeakable Joy Devotional

8-August-2019

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Chasing the Pleasures of The World. Judges 13:24 “And the woman bare a son, and called his name Samson; and the child grew, and the Lord blessed him.” Samson was every woman’s dream and every man’s nightmare. He had supernatural strength, heroic bravery and the fighting spirit of a warrior. God gave him these gifts because his parents dedicated him to the Lord from his birth. In time, Samson’s love for women caused him to compromise his call. When he lost his purity, he also lost the strength and power that God had given him. Chasing the pleasures of the world left him powerless, defeated and humiliated.

However, in his brokenness at the end of his life Samson rediscovered the call God has given him to liberate his people. When he used the blessings of God to serve others he changed history. Read Judges 13-16 for the account of Samson’s life.

Don’t chase the pleasures of the world but dedicate your life to serving God and others. No matter where you are, it’s not too late. When you realize God’s purpose for your life isn’t just about you, He will use you in a mighty way.

The Bible reminds us that “the world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever” 1 John 2:17. Jesus specifically told us not to store up “treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.” Instead, we are to store up “treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal” Matthew 6:19-20.

Today, invest your life in the Kingdom that will last.

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