Re:Sermon – Selective Lordship (Judges 16)

From Judges 16:  Unfaithful Heart

“Samson wrongly believes he can be devoted to God and the world at the same time. He identifies with God when he needs to, and identifies with the world when he wants to. He practices something we are all guilty of—SELECTIVE LORDSHIP. He will submit to God those things in his life that are easy, convenient, and comfortable. BUT he will befriend the world and its ways when it suits his desires—he will commit spiritual adultery, he will cheat on God, when he gets frisky.  James 4.4  You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.  Samson is living two lives. Samson is part-time devoted. Samson does spirit-filled momentary acts for God, but then has an everyday lifestyle full of sinful compromise.”



Author: Sam Ford

Sam Ford is a preacher, planter, and pastor from the Pacific Northwest. He is currently pastoring Restoration Road Church in Snohomish, WA.