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Samson, An Angel in the Flame

Last week I started writing a weekly message of encouragement to men through the Legacy Church men's Yahoo group: texasoutfitters. We use the group to share upcoming events and outings for men connected to Legacy Church and post notes to the group. You know how those work.

I wanted to encourage those in the group from my time spent in the stories of Samson and Jesus. Both are model men, and we can see ourselves in one and who God wants us to be in the other. These devotionals are intended to help us be the "angels in the flame" God created us to become through trusting and following our warrior-judge, Jesus.

Wednesday, May 26, Our Cycle of Choices

God sent Samson into His-story when Israel had fallen into a cycle of sin-repentance-rescue-and-sin. (See Judges 2:10-23.) People ignored God and would do things they way they wanted. Consequences followed, and they cried out to God for help. God responded by raising up a warrior-judge to rescue them. Things would get better, and …