Delilah (aka the temptress) was persistent in her pursuit to take Samson out! In Judges 16 we learn that Her relentless persistence vexed Samson’s spirit to the point where he just gave in. There are so many points of power exampled in the life of Samson. However, the one I am pointing out today is persistence. Satan is persistent and the purpose of being persistent in warfare is to wear down the other side into compromise and eventually giving up. He attacks us all day long through the TV, the Internet, social media, music, through teachings in the classroom, family, friends, etc., and like Samson we unfortunately at times have given in and lost sight of God’s will, plan, and purpose for our lives. To overcome the enemy’s incessant attempts to take us out we must take a stance!!
Yes, we must stand against Satan’s persistence by realizing the magnitude of the work God has given us. If we don’t realize the magnitude of God’s work and plan for our life, it will be easy to compromise. Therefore, if we are going to stand against the persistent tactics of the devil, we must not only have discernment but we must also be resilient!