Summary: When Samson’s hair was cut he lost his power, the Spirit of God left him. However when his hair grew back and he returned to God his power came back. If we fail God and return our spiritual power returns.


Text: Judges 16:22 Howbeit the hair of his head began to grow again after he was shaven.

a. Hair by definition is any of the cylindrical, keratinized, often pigmented filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal.

b. A growth of such filaments, as that forming the coat of an animal or covering the scalp of a human.

Hair has a purpose. For example the hair above the eyes prevents dust, dirt or liquids from just rolling down into the eyes. Some people have chosen to correct God’s plan so they have completely shaved their eyebrows and used a crayon to mark the place where there once was hair. The hair inside the nostrils is for keeping stuff out of the nose. The hair above the mouth is important to block unwanted matter from the mouth. But for most people the most important hair is the hair on the head.

Whenever that hair begins to thin and to shrink, to gray or to whiten people begin to look for ways to replace their hair. Practically the hair on the head is to protect our scalps from the elements. Even though there is a practical purpose for that hair, hair is also for beauty and people spend lots of money and time doing their hair. But hair can be trouble O.

Sometimes it does not co-operate no matter how hard you try to fix it. Just like an unruly child it just does what it wants. Even when you go to the beauty shop to get professional help there could be disappointment. You could braid it, curl it, gel it, wave it, weave it, extend it, color it, relax it, frizz it, highlight it or twist it. Hair has a mind of its own. Sometimes you may try to go cheap and get a friend to do your hair, if you have not tried that one don’t because usually that turns out to be a disaster. I had such an experience back in 1990. I tried to save $10 and it cost me my identity. In fact when my friend was finished with me I looked like a mix between a bald-headed Britney Spears and Kojak. Someone that had known me could not even recognize me and he asked “do I know you? Have we met?”

• Then of course sometimes people try to fix their hair for themselves and that is a tragedy. Probably one of the most disturbing things someone can discover is that their hair is falling off or maybe when they went to the beauty shop the stylist cut off too much hair or used a strong chemical that caused their hair to drop or get brittle. You have options at that point; go out and buy a wig (like this one or this one) You could try what the Ancient Egyptians did they used citrus juice, juniper berry juice, chopped lettuce or even Castor Oil to grow their hair. Ancient Africans used steeped flowers in Olive Oil, steeped herbs in Avocado Oil or Shea Butter. Indians used boiled sage leaves in coconut oil and applied it to the hair and scalps. Native Americans used jojoba oil or a solution of wood and twigs from willow trees. In Tahiti, Polynesian women treated their hair with Monoi Oil, a blend of highly refined Nucifera, Coconut Oil and Tiare flower. Europeans used to "massage and wash the scalp with soap, water and soda.

In Victorian America, women often rubbed eggs, salt, Vaseline, bay rum, crushed beetle bodies, into their scalps and brushed it through their hair to stimulate hair growth. Today people use rogaine, the hair club for men, surgical transplantation, proper nutrition and brushing.

OR MAYBE YOU HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO JUST WAIT UNTIL your hair begins to grow back. The pain is in the waiting for the hair to grow back.

When you have no hair you feel embarrassed.

When you have no hair you feel humiliated.

When you have no hair you feel self-conscious.

When you have no hair you feel intimidated.

When you have no hair you feel nervy.

When you have no hair people stare at you.

When you have no hair you notice other people who have no hair.

When you have no hair you want to do something about the situation.

Hair is very important to most men and women. So you keep checking until one day, one day, one day you put your hand on the back of your head and you say to yourself “I feel like my hair is growing back.”

The best hair story in the Bible is found in the book of Judges in chapter 13 during a time when the Philistines oppressed the Israelites. In the city of Zorah there was a man named Manoah whose wife was barren. An angel appeared to her and told her that she was about to have a son who would deliver Israel from the Philistines. Her son would be a Nazarite from the womb. He told her not to drink wine or eat grapes or any unclean thing and that no razor should come upon his head. The woman followed the instructions and somewhere between 1200 and 1000 BC the child was born they called him Samson that means distinguished or strong man and the bible says “and the Lord blessed him.”

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