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Day 21: Was It Samson’s Muscles?

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From Microsoft Clips Online

Jdg 14:5-6 (KJV) Then went Samson down, and his father and his mother, to Timnath, and came to the vineyards of Timnath: and, behold, a young lion roared against him. And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and he rent him as he would have rent a kid, and he had nothing in his hand:

Contrary to popular opinion about Samson being a man of very great stature considering his exploits, Bible scholars today believe that Samson was a very ordinary man- a man of very average build.

In fact, wikiAnswers.com gave this response to the question as to if Samson was muscular:

“It isn’t known if he was or not. He need not have been since his power came from the spirit of the Lord.”

What an accurate answer!

As we journey towards developing and releasing our potentials to the glory of God and the benefit of the world around us, (especially our family, community and nation at large) it becomes very necessary to know where our strength really lies so that we do not put our confidence in the wrong place or get intimidated when we do not ‘measure up’ by certain human standards.

It isn’t known if he (Samson) was (muscular) or not. He need not have been since his power came from the spirit of the Lord.

The anointing is God’s Ability on our inside in action; and that, in the person of the Holy Spirit working through us to achieve great feats beyond the constraints of our human abilities.

It takes more than human effort or ability but the power of God to make any tangible difference in life.

While it is very imperative to keep acquiring the necessary skills, and developing our talents, it is even more important … Read more

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Funmi is a Content Creator and Digital Marketer. She helps Professionals and Startups enhance their online visibility, thereby improving their lead generation and conversion rates. When she's not working, she's busy listening to classical music whilst reading or writing another blog post, poem or devotional.
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