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WHY SLEEP LIKE A LOG
devotion by Sis. Bala Samson
Friday, Oct 02, 2020

Snoring Christians


Judges 16:14    So while he slept, Delilah took the seven locks of his hair and wove them into the web]. And she fastened it with the pin and said to him, "The Philistines are upon you, Samson!" But he awoke from his sleep and pulled out the pin of the loom and the web.


This was no ordinary sleep!  Delilah took the seven locks of his hair and wove them into the web and fastened it with the pin, all the while our ‘hero Samson’ was snoring away to glory on Delilah’s lap! How could anyone sleep like this?  And watch this, she didn’t ask, ‘hey, let me know where your strength is’, but she specifically asked him, ’tell me where your power lies  and how you may be bound to afflict you."  Very clearly she speaks about subduing and afflicting him and still this guy clings on to her lap, why, why?? Samson was too overconfident about His power and he was intoxicated with her as well .  Did you hear me?  

 
WHILE YOU ARE ASLEEP:  The devil knows your weakness and that’s why the plan to destroy his strength is done during the night, while putting him to sleep.  Jesus told a wonderful parable in the book of Mathew about this subject of ‘sleep’: Mathew 13:24-Jesus put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.  25But while everyone was asleep, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and slipped away.”   What are the tares?  The tares are the wicked people of the world , when it was sowed it was good seed but during the course of time, while the farmer or the in-charge of the field slept, the enemy sowed tares among the wheat.  Caution!


You know what, you don’t need any nurturing for the weed, the scripture says, that the enemy sowed tares among the wheat, and slipped away’, he didn’t stay back to water it, they grew wildly on their own; however, the good seed needs watering , pruning and caring, if not it would wither away. I loved one particular boy Mathew so much in my Abide School, that  one day I just carried him when he was in class 6 but slowly as he grew, within months when new students joined he started changing and became ruthless, bold and arrogant.  After completing class 7, he left our school, but later I was told, he stole money from his own house and was warned by the police.   Very sad.  


Even in the midst of such chaos, sickness, heaps of corpses, Corona virus haunting the world, ICU ward, despite of it all, our lovely Christians are sleeping.  They refuse to wake up for Night prayer, Morning prayer….nothing seem to bother them.  If not now, then when? Why this spiritual lethargy and carelessness? Where are the tears over the perishing? Where is the groaning? Where is the fasting and hard prayer for our loves ones who are lost, people we work with and for people who have never heard the Gospel??

 

ANBE AZHAGE-SHALINA.SAMSON
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