Judges 16:24 And when the people saw him, they praised their god: for they said, Our god hath delivered into our hands our enemy, and the destroyer of our country, which slew many of us.
Samson has fallen. He has been taken captive. Now the people like to get together and praise their god. They give credit to their god for defeating God’s man.
I know that I often, in my pride, am unapproachable and arrogant. I do not want to be confronted about some sin or weakness in my life. As I continue to live in my sin then Satan gets the glory. I develop a pattern that shows my sin and weakness.
People can make fun of God by the failures they see in my life. I need to welcome correction so that our God will be praised and not the enemy.
I do not want to bring reproach on my God. I do not want the devil to be praised when I fail.
I must be careful to grow in grace and learn to better love and serve others every day! I want the Lord Jesus praised for what He does in our lives. I want to be more approachable. I want to be more accountable to others. I know this but still find it difficult.
God help me grow no matter how painful it is!