Some time later, he fell in love with a woman in the Valley of Sorek whose name was Delilah. The rulers of the Philistines went to her and said, “See if you can lure him into showing you the secret of his great strength and how we can overpower him so that we may tie him up and subdue him. Each one of us will give you eleven thousand shekels of silver.
The story of Samson and Delilah is a well-known story that does not need much introduction or analysis. Unlike what I always thought, Samson was not married to Delilah, he just loved her but the outcome of that illicit love brought about his undoing as a hero.
I have mentioned several times on this blog that though love is essential in every marriage union, but there is something that precedes love and that prayers and divine consultation with God before letting loose your love for anyone.
Just as love can be sweet, it can also be soar if and when it is awakened when it is not desired. It was love without God that made Milcah to be easily used by her father as a snare in the life of David to her own disadvantage. It was love that led Joseph to labor 14yrs for a thief, an idolater and a jealous woman as wife (Rachael) just because she was beautiful. And in the case of Samson it is also this same love that caused Samson to loose his glory and power. And all these examples are of love without God.
The right kind of love is the one that God makes happen; that kind of love that exist between Isaac and Rebekah and the kind of love that you find between Ruth and Boaz or that one that existed between Queen Esther and King Vashti, and I can go on citing examples of the kind of love with God’s hands on this.
So it’s important that you ask yourself; what is the kind of love that you are holding unto? Is it the kind of love with God at the center of it all, or is it the kind of love that was awakened when it is not desired, with self and lust as the center of it? If you don’t have God in the center of your love, then invite Him into it today if you are married before that love without God becomes the greatest mistake of your life. And if you are not married but in love, please put that love on hold and seek God first. Do this and you can be sure that the love He puts in your life will last forever because it is from God.