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Samson – Day 22

Judges 16:6-7

So Delilah said to Samson, “Tell me the secret of your great strength and how you can be tied up and subdued.” Samson answered her, “If anyone ties me with seven fresh bowstrings that have not been dried, I’ll become as weak as any other man.”

The Thought

In response to the bribes of her countrymen, Delilah asked her lover where he got his superhuman strength from. He treated her question as a joke and in a way played a game with her. Why do you suppose he chose the answer that he gave to Delilah’s question? The number seven has a significance of it’s own all the way through Bible history from the seven days of creation in Genesis 1 to the last mention in Revelation 21:9 where we read of multiple sevens:- One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven plagues came and said to me, “Come I will show you the wife of the Lamb.”

The number seven or seventh appears 518 times in our Bibles! The most in the earliest books of Genesis, Leviticus and Numbers each of which quote this number more than 50 times. The last book of our Bibles, Revelation, quotes the number 36 times. It must be important!

One day Peter was thinking about Jesus telling His followers that they must forgive others and this enthusiastic disciple suggested that he must forgive those who hurt him seven times. He must have been shocked by Jesus’s response: I tell you, not seven times, but seventy times seven (Matthew 18:22). Some translations say seventy seven times, but either way we must forgive and forgive and forgive!


Ask The Lord today if you need to forgive someone. It is important for our on-going spiritual healing that we live in a place of continuing forgiveness.

Read Revelation 21 or Matthew 18 today (or both!), and reflect on what these verses might be saying to you.

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