Samson’s parents were not able to have children, and an angel of their Lord came to his mom with this declaration:
“You will become pregnant and have a son whose head is never to be touched by a razor because the boy is to be a Nazirite, dedicated to God from the womb.”
The full description of a Nazirite is in Numbers 6. No wine or grapes are allowed as well as a number of other very clear restrictions. Men and women could make a vow to be a Nazarite for a certain period of time.
“When either a man or a woman makes a special vow, the vow of a Nazirite, to separate himself to the Lord, he shall separate himself from wine and strong drink.”
The key element is one of separation and it is more than not drinking wine and not cutting the hair. The Nazarite was set apart, – separated to God.
This reminds me that I have been separated as well. Just like Samson, there are things that God instructs me in His Word to do and not to do. I should be clearly different.
I Peter 2:10-11
“Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. Dear friends, I urge you as strangers and aliens to abstain from the fleshly desires that wage war against your soul.”
Question: What is an action item that I can take today to visibly separate myself to God?
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