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You focus on the Lord’s work, He’ll meet your needs


If you’ve never read Judges 15, I encourage you to read it. Samson was one of God’s judges in Israel. He was the man famous for having uncut hair and supernatural strength given by the Lord.

In Judges 15, the Lord uses Samson to destroy a number of Philistines who were the oppressors of Israel at that time. Once Samson completed that work read what happens:

Then Samson said, “With the jawbone of a donkey, I’ve piled them in heaps! With the jawbone of a donkey, I’ve killed a thousand men!” When he finished his boasting, he threw away the jawbone; and the place was named Jawbone Hill. Samson was now very thirsty, and he cried out to the Lord, “You have accomplished this great victory by the strength of your servant. Must I now die of thirst and fall into the hands of these pagans?” So God caused water to gush out of a hollow in the ground at Lehi, and Samson was revived as he drank. Then he named that place “The Spring of the One Who Cried Out,” and it is still in Lehi to this day.” (Judges 15:16-19 NLT)

Samson had just been used mightily by God, yet afterwards he found himself thirsty. The amazing thing here was that the way Samson speaks to the Lord shows an expectation... He seemed to realised that the Lord had to provide for his needs, especially as Samson had just accomplished His work. Right there and then the Lord responds and meets Samson’s need - proving that surely He is Samson’s provider.