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Samson – Day 17

Judges 15:18

Because he was very thirsty, Samson cried out to The Lord, “You have given your servant this great victory. Must I now die of thirst and fall into the hands of the uncircumcised?”

The Thought

The army of Philistines had been camped at Lehi until Samson killed them all with the jawbone. After this victory, Samson’s strength seems to have waned, and this giant was just as exhausted as any one else would have been. He needed water, and in this place it seemed as though there was nothing to drink, so he prayed! Not exactly a prayer, but more a complaint to the Lord from this self-centred hero that the least He could do was produce water for His champion!

The Lord obliged, and verse 19 tells us Then God opened up the hollow place in Lehi, and water came out of it. When Samson drank, his strength returned and he revived. So the spring was called En Hakkore, and it is still there in Lehi. That name means “the spring of the caller”.

What surprises me in this situation is where were the Israelite men who had taken Samson tied up with ropes? Surely at least one of them had water that this champion could have drunk! Maybe they had all run away in fear when Samson broke his ropes and began to go after the Philistines!


Imagine this scene with dead Philistines all over Jawbone hill, and ask yourself where you would be:- hidden, dead, or congratulating your leader for his strength once more at the right moment? How surprised would you be at the sudden gush of water?

Think about any miracles you have witnessed and give God praise. Pray for any miracles you would like to see.

Read one of the miracles from Jesus time on earth, and relate it to your own life today. What do you most need? Provision? Healing? Work? Friends?

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