Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 35 – Delilah


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What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Delilah?

Context (Judges 16):  Delilah is one of the most tragic and devious people in the Bible.  Samson was infatuated with her and she used his trust to find the secret of his great strength.  She did this all for the money that the Philistines promised her if she could take away Samson’s strength so they could make him a slave.  What she did in life was to prevent Samson from using all that God had given him to lead his people out from under the domination of the Philistines.

Key Life Learnings:

Be very careful who you trust in this life (Judges 16):  Samson, due to his love for Delilah, allowed himself to be tricked by her into revealing the secret of his great strength was in that fact that he had never let his hair be cut.  As a result if his misplaced trust, he paid the great price of disobeying God, being put into slavery, having his eyes gouged.  All this due to his foolishness of trusting someone who was not worthy of his trust.

We will all be faced with decisions in life regarding who to make friends with, or do business with, or who to marry.   Those decisions can impact what we become and whether or not we fully serve God.  When faced with these decisions of whom to trust, it would be a good idea to take these matters to prayer and to get wise counsel from trusted friends.  You will be glad you did.

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