Naomi felt unworthy to go back to Bethlehem, but she courageously faced their failure, and as a result, Naomi obtained God’s blessing. Where lies the secret of Naomi’s deliverance from her desperate situation? She chose to bravely face her situation, she knew people will look down on her, and she will be mocked, but she chose to face it, and so, she found the Lord’s care and was rescued from her desperate situation.
While our church grows year after year, we must also be concerned with how we can sustain this growth. On the occasion of our church’s anniversary, let us look to the example of trees because the Bible often uses trees to portray righteous men.
The life of Samson shows us that true freedom is not found by abandoning ourselves to our human nature, for that is indulgence. Only freedom which comes from the Truth is true freedom.
There were four important women in Samson’s life: his mother, a Philistine girl, the prostitute in Gaza, and Delilah. Apart from his mother who was a good influence on him, the other three women brought Samson harm. Samson’s failures in life all had something to do with these women. Samson’s weakness was his failure in the aspect of his sexual relations with the opposite sex. Not only is this Samson’s weakness, but this is a struggle for all men, so we must take special precaution in this area!