OCTOBER 9 - "DO THE RIGHT THING"
MIGHTY MEN OF GOD DO THE RIGHT THING!
I. COMMON WAYS WE ARE TEMPTED TO DO THE WRONG THING:
1. SELFISH ANGER. SERVANT
JDG 14:19 Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon him in power.
He went down to Ashkelon, struck down thirty of their men,
stripped them of their belongings and gave their clothes to
those who had explained the riddle. Burning with anger, he went
up to his father's house.
2. RETALIATION. FORGIVENESS
JDG 15:3 "This time I have a right to get even with the
Philistines; I will really harm them."
JDG 15:7 "Since you've acted like this, I won't stop until I
get my revenge on you."
JDG 15:11 "I merely did to them what they did to me."
3. UNCONTROLLED PHYSICAL DESIRE. SELF CONTROL
JDG 14:2 When he returned, he said to his father and mother, "I
have seen a Philistine woman in Timnah; now get her for me as my
JDG 16:1 One day Samson went to Gaza, where he saw a
prostitute. He went in to spend the night with her.
JDG 16:4 Some time later, he fell in love with a woman in the
Valley of Sorek whose name was Delilah.
4. CONCEIT. HUMILITY
JDG 16:5 The rulers of the Philistines went to her and said,
"See if you can lure him into showing you the secret of his
great strength and how we can overpower him so we may tie him up
and subdue him. Each one of us will give you eleven hundred
shekels of silver."
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