Daily Devotion

January 31, 2024

There’s Honey In The Lion

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28


In the story of Samson, there is a proverb that is often overlooked. In Judges 14, Samson said, “Out of the eater will come forth meat, and out of the strong will come forth sweet.”


Samson was referring to the time he slew a lion, a great victory he could not have achieved alone. Only with God’s mighty power was he able to overcome the huge, scary obstacle. The Bible says he left the lion there, fought 1,000 Philistines, and then afterward was almost ready to die of thirst and exhaustion. Later, Samson returned to the lion, and to his surprise, honey was inside the lion’s carcass. Out of the eater, there was now nourishment. Out of the strongest attack in his life came sweetness.


God is with you in whatever you are going through. He will never leave you alone in your difficulty. You will never have to face the lion by yourself. Together, you will overcome that hardship, illness, or tragedy. And after that “lion” will come the “honey.” Romans 8:37 tells us, “In all these things, we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”


God can take the threat that almost destroyed you and use it for your good. You will look back and see God’s protection during that hard time. It will one day be a place of victory—a sweet memory. Never forget, after the lion comes the honey.


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