We live in a society built on convenience. Convenience stores. Banking apps. Order your coffee, pay online, and pick up your order at the Starbucks window. Isn’t life awesome? Absolutely! At least until it’s inconvenient in some way.
We are always capable of so much more when we rely on one another. Nehemiah did not rely on a chosen few to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem, but rather included everyone! Every person, every family, had a responsibility to contribute. Should not the church today feel the same way?
After many, many tries, the Philistines finally learn the secret of Samson’s strength. But when Samson gave away that secret, when he lost the power God had given him, he did not know the Lord had left him.