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Summary: To show that a man loving or desiring a harlot will be someday languish and die.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Are you tempted with women?

Yes. I'm a man. But GOD is faithful and He will always provide a way out.

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers/unbelievers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that a man loving or desiring a harlot will be someday languish and die.

IV. TEXT:

Judges 16:4 (Amplified Bible)

After this he loved a woman in the Valley of Sorek whose name was Delilah.

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship, glorify, adore, bless, honor, acknowledge and thank You very much LORD JESUS for Your Faithfulness because You will not allow me to be tempted beyond human resistance that I can't bear it but You will always provide the way out of it.

1 Corinthians 10:13 (Amplified Bible)

For no temptation (no trial regarded as enticing to sin), [no matter how it comes or where it leads] has overtaken you and laid hold on you that is not common to man [that is, no temptation or trial has come to you that is beyond human resistance and that is not adjusted and adapted and belonging to human experience, and such as man can bear]. But God is faithful [to His Word and to His compassionate nature], and He [can be trusted] not to let you be tempted and tried and assayed beyond your ability and strength of resistance and power to endure, but with the temptation He will [always] also provide the way out (the means of escape to a landing place), that you may be capable and strong and powerful to bear up under it patiently.

VI. TITLE:

Samson lived out Delilah's name

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: unknown, tradition attributes authorship to Samuel

B. Date written: 1086 - 1035 B.C.

C. Purpose: To review Israel's history following the conquest and prior to the Monarchy.

D. To whom written: Israel

E. Main theme: History of Israel during the time of the fifteen judges.

F. Keyword: apostasy

G. Key verse: Judges 17:6 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

In those days Israel had no king; all the people did whatever seemed right in their own eyes.

VIII. MAIN BODY:

Judges 16:4 (Amplified Bible)

After this he loved a woman in the Valley of Sorek whose name was Delilah.

Judges 16:4 (King James Version)

And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

A. Samson loved a woman in the Valley of Sorek

"After this he loved a woman in the Valley of Sorek"

The word "loved" here came from the Hebrew word "ahab aheb" meaning: affection for sexually or otherwise. Not the kind of love that the church preaches nowadays. Like love for a brother or sister. It has some benefits for Samson and that is to exchange sex for it.

Samson was like Solomon whose weakness are women. But the way they differ is that Solomon was wiser and Samson was stronger, but all their wisdom and strength can't beat their weaknesses in women. Later on these women led them to sin against GOD.

1 Kings 11:1 (Amplified Bible)

BUT KING Solomon [defiantly] loved many foreign women—the aughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites.

Nehemiah 13:26 (Amplified Bible)

Did not Solomon king of Israel act treacherously against God and miss the mark on account of such women? Among many nations there was no king like him. He was loved by his God, and God made him king over all Israel; yet strange women even caused him to sin [when he was old he turned treacherously away from the Lord to other gods, and God rent his kingdom from him].


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