The tears of Delilah
The tears of Delilah
There is no better classroom where hard lessons are being taught than life itself. Life is a classroom and experience is the teacher. While night unto night reveals knowledge and day unto day utters speech, the unschooled are with no revelation. To them, today is like yesterday. Status quo means so much to an honored fool.
On hearing the death of Jonathan, his covenant friend, David lamented and asked the question, how are the mighty fallen?
‘How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! O Jonathan, thou wast slain in thine high places.” – II Samuel 1:25
The heaven shouts, the earth quakes yet the deaf and the dumb are not moved. Jonathan knew that God had favored David to be next king of Israel but for his present status quo, he will not leave Saul, his father that represented the old evil system. Jonathan was not a sinner by any standard; he only died for his status quo. David put it better and clearer in this manner – thou wast slain in thine high places.
Like Jonathan, Samson whose name means “his sun’ had the opportunities to move away from Delilah whose own name means ‘small’. Samson’s sun was brought down in a small place. The whole episode of Samson & Delilah in the book of Judges was like a script that was not well written. Why would you ever believe a person who has betrayed you continuously three times in a row? Why should Samson trust Delilah ever again after she had called the Philistines upon him in order to afflict him? We might laugh Samson to scorn, but from the classroom of life, we see this thing happening to the mighty again and again.
‘And she said unto him, how canst thou say, I love thee, when thine heart is not with me? Thou hast mocked me these three times, and hast not told me wherein thy great strength lieth.’ – Judges 16:15
Having escaped death by betrayal three times, we would think Samson will deal with the issue once and for all. No. Sheer muscle plays no part in the tug – of – war of destiny. Samson might be a common statue when compare with Joseph’s status in the things of the spirit. Unlike Samson, Joseph understood that it is better to shun the bait than to struggle in the snare. The Bible says, every day Portiphar’s wife pressed Joseph, just like Delilah pressed Samson daily. While Joseph ran, Samson stayed like a statue!
‘And it came to pass, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urge him, so that his soul was vexed unto death.’ – Judges 16:16
Let it be known to all that every destiny carrier going to the Promised Land will have to pass through the house of Delilah. The Big – muscle – no – brain Samson fell like a big statue, broken into pieces and shattered his destiny with the Philistines. At last, what the Philistines warlords could not accomplish in years, the tears of Delilah accomplished in nagging form.
Reuben, the firstborn of Jacob, fell and failed in this house. Herod suddenly became senseless in this house for the seductive dance of a common girl, the daughter of his wife. Many politicians of reputable credentials have fallen flat in this same house of Delilah. From France to Italy, U.S.A, U.K, not to mention Asia and most especially Africa, great men, presidents, prime ministers and the likes have become toys in the hands of girls. Some of these scandals have caused terrible pains and separation for families of the victims and some had led to death as a way out of shame.
It is not only women that shed the tear of Delilah, some men also do. The politician that needs your vote again after failing you will shed this tear at his campaign. I wonder what Barack Obama will say to the American Christians who are watchful of his acts and tact: Except with the tears of Delilah, he might not win the sympathy of the Christians and the White Communities again. The present World Bank’s President was positioned there through the tears of Delilah; against common sense, a veterinary doctor was preferred to head the world’s financial institution in opposition to a qualified candidate with a professorship in finance. The World Bank will soon know that expedients are for hour, but principles are for ages.
In Nigeria, what Jonathan Goodluck did not delivered when he was the governor of Bayelsa state, and when he was the acting president of the country; he promised the emotion – laden Nigerians with the tears of Delilah when he told them that he once had no shoe (thereby identified with the poor masses). In the same light, retired General Buhari, a known Islamic fanatic, with the tears of Delilah tactically picked a renowned Christian pastor as his running mate for the 2011 general election. The tears worked wonders because the mob has many heads but no brain. Political party is the madness of many for the gain of few.
Samson was mighty in muscles, but he was a weakling in the head. He was another tragic lesson in the bible. Are men learning from the fall of Samson? I so much doubt it. Do not destroy your dreams and ruin your destiny by that which you lust after. Hell is let loose and determined to wreck your destiny. Be aware and be care full.
As a man grows wiser, he talks less and says more. If you pitch your tent with the Delilah, you might be dinning with the devil. A word is enough for the wise. On your way to greatness don’t waste your time with ‘small’ that is also known as Delilah. Your destiny is like a rising sun that will shed light and liberate those that sit in darkness. Families are waiting for your appearance; nations are waiting for your rising.
Watch out for the tears of Delilah!
Preparing the Bride,