But the hair on his head began to grow…

"When Delilah saw that he had told her everything, she sent word to the rulers of the Philistines, "Come back once more; he has told me everything." So the rulers of the Philistines returned with the silver in their hands.  Having put him to sleep on her lap, she called a man to shave off the seven braids of his hair, and so began to subdue him. And his strength left him.

Then she called, "Samson, the Philistines are upon you!" He awoke from his sleep and thought, "I'll go out as before and shake myself free." But he did not know that the LORD had left him. Then the Philistines seized him, gouged out his eyes and took him down to Gaza. Binding him with bronze shackles, they set him to grinding in the prison.  But the hair on his head began to grow again after it had been shaved."

I love that last line.  God is always drawing us back into His grace and equipping us for our future with Him! 

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It is the desire of my heart that God be Lord of my life. Life’s experiences have killed the old man and God is building a new creation in me. I look forward to experiencing the new man God creates in the old vessel known as Archie via "God Spots".

2 thoughts on “But the hair on his head began to grow…”

  1. Hi Archie;

    As a child the story of Samson was read to us and it captured my imagination.

    It is funny you brought this up as I was thinking of it yesterday.

    A thought came to my mind that his strength may not have left him, but because his hair had been shaved he thought his strength left him, leaving him impotent.

    When his hair returned and his anger fueled at the end his strength was realized once again.

    It is an interesting story and one that you see unfolding even today with strong Senators whose might is shaken by a woman, and many never realize the return.

  2. Samson never had his own power. Samson was empowered by God. God’s power in ones life is impacted by ones obedient. God is not obligated to perform. God does choose to perform at times and sometimes even at our request.

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