The story of Samson is truly a depressing one from the standpoint that a person who was destined for so much greatness forfeited it all because he let his life be consumed with the wrong thing. He was so consumed, in fact, that he didn’t even notice the various warning signs along the path. It’s not as though Delilah was particularly discreet about what her intentions were in their relationship, and yet he was too blind to see it. The truth is that Samson’s power didn’t really lie in his hair – it existed in his commitment of being set apart for the Lord as a Nazirite. As I mentioned yesterday, he slowly departed from that commitment starting with eating the honey out of the lion. The cutting of the hair was really the last straw in which he finally realized what his obsession with women and glory cost him his relationship with his heavenly Father. We can depart slowly, too, if we’re not careful. Any time we devote ourselves to the wrong thing (basically anything other than God), we run the risk of forfeiting God’s blessings in our lives. Unfortunately, this departure can come slowly over time without us even really realizing what is happening. Is there anything other than God in your life that you have put in the center? Our hearts can’t serve two masters, so consider which master you are going to serve.