Some time later Samson fell in love with a woman named Delilah, who lived in the valley of Sorek. -Judges 16:4
(Delilah was found in a land that meant empty.)
So Delilah said to Samson, “Please tell me what makes you so strong and what it would take to tie you up securely.”
15 Then Delilah pouted, “How can you tell me, ‘I love you,’ when you don’t share your secrets with me? You’ve made fun of me three times now, and you still haven’t told me what makes you so strong!” 16 She tormented him with her nagging day after day until he was sick to death of it. 17 Finally, Samson shared his secret with her. “My hair has never been cut,” he confessed, “for I was dedicated to God as a Nazirite from birth. If my head were shaved, my strength would leave me, and I would become as weak as anyone else.” 18 Delilah realized he had finally told her the truth, so she sent for the Philistine rulers. “Come back one more time,” she said, “for he has finally told me his secret.” So the Philistine rulers returned with the money in their hands. 19 Delilah lulled Samson to sleep with his head in her lap, and then she called in a man to shave off the seven locks of his hair. In this way she began to bring him down, and his strength left him.
I have one simple question for you: “What is your Delilah?” What is it that you have fallen in love with — that lulls you to sleep at night? What have you found in your emptiness — that has pleaded with you for your weakness? What is it that wishes to “tie you up securely”? What appealing appearance will be responsible for your death?
Is it your girlfriend or boyfriend? Is it an addiction such as drugs, alcohol, sex, or cutting? What is it that you are allowing so close to your source of life — allowing yourself to be completely blinded to? What will be the death of you? Think about it.
Etymology source: http://www.mahalo.com/nahal-sorek/