This post is Day 25 in a series of studies about “Samson”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.

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Samson – Day 25

Judges 16:13-14

Delilah then said to Samson, “All this time you have been making a fool of me and lying to me. Tell me how you can be tied.” He replied, “If you weave the seven braids of my head into the fabric on the loom and tighten it with the pin, I’ll become as weak as any other man.” So while he was sleeping, Delilah took the seven braids of his head, wove them into the fabric and tightened it with the pin.

The Thought

Samson did not seem to be getting bored with Delilah’s questions or challenges, but was totally self confident. He seemed to always sleep well, and never showed any signs of fear. Was his confidence in himself or in Almighty God?

Another question I would like to know is “how long was his hair”? When I was a child, i knew a few people whose hair was long enough to sit on, mainly in my grandmother’s generation when most women had plaits round their head or their hair tied up in the nape of the neck. I don’t think that was anything to do with strength, but more for economy or convenience.

The next few verses are the same as in the previous challenges. Delilah called to waken her lover, and he proved to have the same strength as before, breaking the loom as he awoke.

Delilah was not at all excited to have such a strong lover, rather she kept her eye on the money and sulked and accused him of not loving her! This situation can make us dismiss it as crazy, impossible and untrue, or we can ask ourselves what it is saying to us.


Read the next two verses in this chapter today and ask yourself how you would cope with a person who nagged you constantly (v15-16).

Pray for anyone you know who has a nagging partner. How does the underdog cope with that?

Make a decision today to not be a nagger!

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