Wednesday 10th July 2019 Prayer Devotion
Scripture Reading:- Judges 16
Topic:- Defaulters Of God’s Grace 
Text:- Judges 16:30a
As ‘Del, the Den’ set me on her lap that fateful evening. it all began with caressing, fondling and all that sort of thing. A little sip of mixed wine; a pulling of the hair of my neck; a tinkling of her breast and I lost the guard.
She cut me unawares as she began to kiss me every where. She started to weave my unusually long hair, and tie the
knots as if it were the Old “Suku” of the Yoruba lady of Nigeria.
She discovered there were seven strong locks that built up the bushy hair I had carried since I was born. There was none like it in all of the Country of the Philsitines and as no one in Israel at that time walked in the Nazarite
So this aroused her curiosity. “Sam the great”’ what are these seven strong locks for… if I cut it you will actually be more handsome!”
At this, I jumped up and said, “No, never have I been shaved all of my life! “Seven locks! Fullness of power. “Seven locks! Unbroken, uncut, untrimmed consecration and communion! “Seven locks! Unhindered anointing to deliver my
people and to destroy the oppressors, especially the Philistines! “Seven locks! The connection to the most high. “Seven locks!”
Though I have broken all other strings and strands of a Nazarite; these remained the last anchor, and if cut I am gone! If shaved, I will be a mere man, like any other person.
“Seven locks! My aged mother treasured it. She dressed it! She never allowed it to be exposed, lest any one pulls it
out by mistake. It is a secret between me and her!
Seven Locks. The locks that secures me and the anointing. Cut off, I will be a broken man; a city without walls… “Del, the Den’, don’t go near the sacred locks.
She went quiet. She knew I have released a secret. If she pressed more I may get back to my senses and strangulate her to death. She curiously changed the topic and gave me some more wine. She caressed me some more.
“Sam, the Great; You are the greatest I have ever met. A man with the heavy hair of anointing. Uncut, Unshaved; handsome as a little jelly, you will forever be my pet.”
Little did I realise that she has got me, and forever I would be a mere pet. She did Nothing that night. She made me relax in between her lap. I remember those tender laps with utmost regret today! Young men, run away from the lap of strange women. The last lap of my anointing was squandered on those lap.
Delilah sneaked out early in the morning and consulted with her masters: “I have got him this time. He unwittingly told me the secret of his anointing. I am sure he did not know he has divulged the very treasure, while he spoke “rhetoric” on my lap yester-night. “Therefore get eady this night. I will do just one thing and I am sure you will catch him like a mere chicken. But be ready to damage him beyond repairs. I am not sure if his relationship with his God will get a quick reconnection once I break off the locks tonight.”
“Which locks are you talking about?” One of them queried. “Do you need hammers and chisel or iron cutters to break
the locks?” “Are they padlocks? Where are they locked? Do you need carpenters or iron benders?” NO; the locks are strange locks. It is the lock of his hair. I will just need a new razor blade to scrape it up to the skin.
I also need a deep sedative, lest he wakes up while we barb him. I perceive the locks would be very strong. It has
remained uncut since he was born. Just stand by in case of any emergency.”
So, the plan for my ‘downfall’ was set. I foolishly played with those breasts again, while she played around
the lock. Tracing where to cut and all would be gone. She mixed the usual wine, but this time with some increased
dosage of “Valium 5”. She also sprayed Chlorofon related air freshener in the room. I was knocked off, snoring with
my saliva all over her lap.
She reached out for the new razor blade, one after the other, she cut off the seven locks up to the skin. I was clean shaven by the time I woke up. She woke me up first with a cynical laughter: “Sam, the Great” – my pet…. my household pet.”
1. I refuse to live a waste and unfulfilled life, help my Lord God to live my life maximizing and to Your glory henceforth by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
2. I refuse to be a defaulter of Your grace oh Lord God, help me to maintain my integrity in You till the end of my life and also reign with Christ forever, in the name of Jesus Christ.
3. Oh Lord God, let Your grace and holiness be sufficient for me always henceforth by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
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