May 12 – Imperfect People

“And the woman bare a son, and called his name Samson: and the child grew, and the Lord blessed him.” Judges 13:24

God uses imperfect people. Judges 13-16 shows that Samson was a little rough around the edges. He had a weakness for women; he had a bad attitude; he had a temper; and he lied repeatedly. Yet, he was chosen of God to lead Israel for twenty years!

God had a specific purpose for Samson. God did not approve of his sin; yet, He does not discard imperfection! I)o not let the devil discourage you by pointing out your imperfections and tempting you in your weaknesses. God still has a plan for you to fulfill.

God provided Samson four things with which He also provides each believer today:

1) A CALLING (Judges 13:5,7). It was from birth until death, and it was without repentance. (Romans 11:29.)

2) A CHARISMA (Judges 13:25; 14:6,19; 15:14). Not carnal enthusiasm, but through the Holy Spirit moving on and in him.

3) A CONGREGATION (Judges 14:3,16). Samson knew who were his people—a nation belonging to God— in the world, but not of the world.

4) A CONFRONTATION (Judges 14:4). There were God-given battles to be won. Spiritual warfare is also part of your call today.

PRAY:
“Mighty One of Israel, thank You for not casting me aside because of my imperfections. Let my works be blessed of You so they bring glory to Your kingdom. Amen.”. 

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