Judges 14:3 His father and mother objected. “Isn’t there even one woman in our tribe or among all the Israelites you could marry?” they asked. “Why must you go to the pagan Philistines to find a wife?”
But Samson told his father, “Get her for me! She looks good to me.” 4 His father and mother didn’t realize the Lord was at work in this, creating an opportunity to work against the Philistines, who ruled over Israel at that time.It's amazing to me how God can work through us - even when we're acting out of self interest and going against His commands. Even when we're sinning or living in outright rebellion, His sovereignty remains and His plans will not be thwarted.
Samson's parents were right to be concerned. They were right to object to Samson's plans to marry against God's commands.
We, too, are right to be concerned when we see our children making poor or outright sinful choices.
But we can have faith in our God who is able to work through them, often despite themselves, and often despite us! So thankful His plans are not depending on my faithfulness.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Judges 15:1-16:31, John 2:1-25, Psalm 103:1-22, Proverbs 14:17-19
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