The Strength (And Limits) Of Sin

Samson was the strongest man in the world because “the Lord blessed him” (Judges 13:24), yet sin made him weak, brought him to is knees and destroyed him.  

Solomon was the wisest man who ever lived because God gave him “a wise and discerning heart” (1 Kgs 3:12), but sin led him into great folly and took his heart from God. 

Moses was the humblest, meekest man in world (Numb. 12:3) and spoke to God face to face, as friend to friend (Ex. 33:11), yet sin provoked him into not honoring God (Numb. 20:12) and kept him from entering the promised land. 

David was “sought out for” by God as “a man after His own heart” (1 Sam. 13:14), yet sin led him to adultery, murder, and lies that caused him to “despise God’s word” (2 Sam. 12:9).   

Without Christ, fighting sin would be hopeless since it’s smarter, stronger, more cunning and more relentless than we are—and its wages are death (Rom. 6:23). But Jesus proved stronger than Samson, wiser than Solomon, more devoted that David and more humble than Moses. 

In Christ, we find help and a place for hope because while “The wages of sin is death…the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Rom. 6:23). And “Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world” (1 Jn. 4:4).