The Difference Between Samson And Saul
Samson was affected by the loss of his hair, Saul was rejected by the Boss of his kingdom
Samson fell into the hands of men, Saul fell into the hands of God!
Samson was purpose driven, even in death he achieved more than in his lifetime; Saul was power driven – as long as he had the physical crown he cared-less about any other thing
Samson’s loss was temporal, Saul’s rejection was permanent
Samson lost a ‘thing’ (his strength), Saul lost a ‘Being’ (his relationship with God)
Samson was given another chance (restoration), Saul got no other chance (ostracization)
Samson was still able to pray and receive answers; God cut off communication with Saul: he prayed but got no response!
Brothers and sisters,
1 John 5:16-17 says, “Suppose you see your fellow believer sinning (sin that does not lead to eternal death). You should pray for them. Then God will give them life. I am talking about people whose sin does not lead to eternal death. There is sin that leads to death. I don’t mean that you should pray about that kind of sin. Doing wrong is always sin. But there is sin that does not lead to eternal death.”
“It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” Hebrews 10:31
Pastor Chinaemerem Ibezim
Able Ministers Chapel
January 6, 2018