6 Relationship Lessons From Samson and Delilah
Passion, desire, lust and romance surround the tragic love story of Samson and Delilah. This biblical tale begins with a prophetic announcement of a young man who will be mightily used of The Lord. His life will be dedicated to God and as a symbol of his Nazarite vow his hair should never be cut. Samson’s parents reiterated these promises to him, encouraging him in the way of The Lord but something went wrong. Lust developed deeply in his heart for the forbidden woman, Delilah.
The Bible says, “A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls,” (Proverbs 25:28). God gave Samson the supernatural ability to exercise great physical strength over Israel’s enemies, the Philistines, but Samson fell short of mastering control over himself. There are many “Delilahs” in our life that drive us away from God’s plan. The relationship between Samson and Delilah perfectly illustrates what happens when we practice a life of disobedience and develop a worn down resolve to sin. The enemy will send “Delilahs,” which can be male or female, in at our greatest points of vulnerability to tempt us with unfaithfulness. Take their story as a cautionary tale and avoid these six relationship lessons the Bible teaches us.