By Tim Irving – Evangelism Team

There are many heroes in the Bible that are great examples of someone to look up to, but Samson really isn’t one of them. Yeah, he may have been the first superhero, incredible strength, took out a 1000 Philistines with a donkey’s jawbone, toppled a temple, but he was suppose to be a spiritual leader more than just a warrior. He allowed his ego and his lust to control him until in the end he was left blind and bound with chains at the hands of his enemies. Only through the grace and power of the Lord was he able to make amends and exact justice on his Philistine captors. Instead of being the truly great leader he should have been, he became broken, defeated, and humiliated. Playing in the fields of sin will do that! Pastor Curt made three points yesterday that we need to take to heart and teach others. Sin will take you farther than you want to go! Sin will keep you longer than you want to stay! Sin will cost you more than you want to pay! The world constantly lures and lies to us. Try this, do that, what’s the harm? Don’t listen to God, He’s a killjoy, you can handle it. From the beginning, that old snake in the grass has been trying to tear us down. He’s good at his job and we are pretty soft targets. That’s why Jesus had to do what He did, we couldn’t be reconciled any other way. Rely on Him, His strength, His help. Ask Him to create a clean heart in you. Don’t be like Samson and think you can play in the fields of sin and win! Instead, play in the fields of the Lord and you will never lose!