Part of the attraction of sports is that we love to cheer for winners and pity losers. But the dynamics of competition can skew our understanding of what it means to be successful in faith and life. Victory ultimately belongs to God. As we see in Samson’s story, when we lean on our own strenghth, arrogance and appearent succuess can lead to tradgic downfall. In humility and sacrifice, we are made greater than we could ever be on our own. [hear sermon audio]
Devotion time is crucial to your growth in faith. Here are some resources for yours this week:
The whole of Samson’s story in the book of Judges, Chapters 13-16.
- Samson’s mother dedicated him to God, yet often his actions did not reflect that status. When you look at your own life, what actions match the faith you profess? What parts of your life still need to be turned over to God?
- Give of Yourself: Identify a strenght you love to show off and a place it might be needed. Volunteer your time and talents without seeking recognition or reward.
- Share a story about a time you were humbled to our Facebook group or on Twitter and Instagram (tag us @dpumc).