Judges 13:24, 25 – Every Advantage
24 And the woman bare a son, and called his name Samson: and the child grew, and the Lord blessed him.
25 And the Spirit of the Lord began to move him at times in the camp of Dan between Zorah and Eshtaol.
As we round off chapter 13, we see that this chapter has been all about the advantages that Sampson had to do something great for the Lord. We saw that God had set him apart, that God had given him Godly parents, and now we see that, even while he was young, God’s spirit was already working on Sampson. This is a big deal because, unlike today, back then the spirit did not come to everyone. Today, when somebody becomes a Christian, the Holy Spirit comes and lives inside of the believer. However, God did not do it that way back then. So the fact that Samson had the Spirit working on his life was a big deal, and an advantage for whatever God was preparing him to do.
Samson had every advantage when it came to doing something great for the Lord. Today, God has given us all kinds of advantages to do something great for him! It you are saved, you already have the Holy Spirit working inside of you. Also, God has also put you in a specific place to accomplish whatever He needs you too. Whether that be at your school (once school starts back up), your church, in your home, at your job, or just hanging out with your friends, God has a plan your you there. God does not do accidents. Look for ways that he can work through you and do not be afraid to take them.
Life Step: Think about it…
What kind of advantages has God given you to serve Him?
Where does God have you right now that He can use you?