Monoah is probably not a name you easily recognize, but what about his son, Samson? We know the story of how strong Samson was and that he lost his strength when his hair was cut off. Did any of you other guys ever want to let your hair grow long to see if it made you stronger? Well before Samson became this strong man, his mother was approached by an angel who said “Behold, you are barren and have not borne children, but you shall conceive and bear a son.” (Judges 13:3) When she told her husband Monoah what had happened, he did what we all should do: “Then Manoah prayed to the LORD and said, ‘O Lord, please let the man of God whom you sent come again to us and teach us what we are to do with the child who will be born.’” (Judges 13:8) We cannot expect God to send us an angel, but He will answer our prayers for guidance. That guidance will come with study of His word and living a life in service to Him.
Today’s reading: Judges 10-13