Tag Archives: Book of Judges

Man’s Inhumanity to Man

From Judges eleventh chapter

We read up to the twelfth chapter

Gileadites need the Ephramites

Ephramites should help Gileadites

                          Being not helpful create bad blood

Be good as unto Holy God

There lies correct nature of man

It’s highly worthy if you can

Your neighbor you must tolerate

What brought you there never berate

Who broke your family network?

And spoilt inherited good work

Alas! The sheep with dog have mixed

Into wrong mould they all got fixed

Grievance kept deep in Shiboleth

Death in thousands for Siboleth

Ephramites can you justify

Refusing yours to satisfy?

Gileadites why are you so brash?

Is it not your brother you trash?

Do you need someone you to curb?

Oh! My God, Remember Jacob

Mankind I hear you say God’s Love

Turn all problems to him to solve

Human angle’s event gory

Stop falling short of God’s glory

When shall mankind life to gather?

Never precious life to squander

When shall man learn to be his brother’s keeper? Brother Ephraim for brotherly love failed to offer help to Brother Gilead at the time when the Ammonites were oppressing him. Secondly, if  Brother Ephraim did not throw any uncalled for challenge to Brother Gilead, there would never have been a reprisal that made brother to destroy his brother. Judges 12: 1-6

Non-Carnal Love Series # 7

Samson, the failed hero

Samson, the failed hero

It is crystal clear that a man of God can lose his anointing if he fails to resist the devil to the extent that it must flee from him. As it was with Balaam, so it occurred to Samson born with heavy anointing on him. He had a clear mission to deliver the Israelites from the Philistines. He violated the agelong prohibition of marrying from non-Jewish clan, especially from the Philistines. He acted against parental advice. His first betrothed wife was married to his best man.
Samson went ahead with carnal love for another Philistine damsel- Delilah- a harlot. He lost possession of his anointing and fell prey to the beguiling power of Delilah’s ceaseless entreaties.

As soon as he spiritually deflated himself, the Philistines captured him and plucked off his two eyes (Judges 16 : 22). Samson without his anointing became an ordinary defenseless man. So it is in our everyday life that carnal love continues to destroy political careers of some prominent politicians.