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Aug.20 Devotion:A Riddled Life

A Riddled Life

Judges 14:12-14

[12] And Samson said unto them, I will now put forth a riddle unto you: if ye can certainly declare it me within the seven days of the feast, and find it out, then I will give you thirty sheets and thirty change of garments: [13] But if ye cannot declare it me, then shall ye give me thirty sheets and thirty change of garments. And they said unto him, Put forth thy riddle, that we may hear it. [14] And he said unto them, Out of the eater came forth meat, and out of the strong came forth sweetness. And they could not in three days expound the riddle.

We see here Samson giving a riddle for people to solve during the seven days of the feast. We know from these verses that they couldn’t figure it out in three days. However, if you read on you learn they did have an answer. Not because they figured it out, but because they enticed his wife to let them know the answer.

These verses led me to thinking about the lives we live in front of others. Are we easy to figure out, or are we more like a riddle? I discussed some in my last devotion about a Christian should be different than the world. We never know someone else’s heart, but we can look at people and know if they are they closer to the world or closer to a Christian. However, I believe sometimes that all depends on the day of the week it is. Christians today seem to be like roller coasters, up and down each day. They also live like the world one day, and then profess their love of God the next. You see someone at church one day professing how great God is, and then don’t see them for a week or more. We brag about all that God has done in our lives, yet we won’t do anything for Him. It’s these things that cause people to get confused when look at our lives. They watch our life seeing if they can figure us out so to speak.

What kind of life are you living before others? Do people look at your life and know what you stand for, or are they still trying to figure you out? If we live a life that exemplifies Christ I believe one of greatest things that could be said of us is something said of David:

Acts 13:22 And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.

Can that be said about you? Or is it said, “I’m not sure about them, I just can’t figure them out!”

God bless you today!

Bro. Josh Richardson

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