May 2

Judges 15:1-16:31; John 2:1-25; Psalm 103:1-22; Proverbs 14:17-19

As powerful as Samson was when He was led by the Spirit of God, he was equally as reckless without that power. Repeatedly, God worked through Samson and following those times of great victory, Samson would do unwise things.

Against his parent’s admonition, he married someone who did not serve his God. Even when the relationship was not working, he still fought to stay with her. Then he marries Delilah. After she has tricked him one time you would think he would have had enough and walked away. Yet, he stayed and the end result was that his unwise decisions caused him to lose everything.

Though we are spiritual beings, there is a natural side to us that also has to be managed. We need the Spirit of God to lead us but we also need wisdom to practically manage our lives. There are some things the Spirit of God will not do because God gave us wisdom to manage them. You can’t give God your first tenth and then recklessly spend without a budget. You can’t pray for health and then fill your body with poison. There is a spiritual and natural side to us and we have to respect both.

Commit today that as the Spirit of God leads you, you will exercise wisdom to govern the natural areas of your life. In this regard, you will never fail or fall!

Tomorrow’s Reading: Judges 17:1-18:31; John 3:1-21; Psalm 104:1-23; Proverbs 14:20-21

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