Samson And Incremental Change
The principle of incremental change is as evident in Scripture as is miraculous, immediate change. The Philistines regarded the captured Samson as one who was at a weak stage and would remain so. But Jud.16:22 says “But the hair of his head began to grow again after it had been shaved.” His hair did not suddenly pop out of his head on the day he took out more Philistines than he ever had. He went through the process of incremental change and growth and was ready on the day God so appointed his victory over the Philistines. A great opportunity lay ahead of shaved-Samson but he had to have been incrementally regaining his spiritual sight that enabled him to see God’s purpose for Israel, and he had to be incrementally regaining his strength so he would be ready for the moment.
(This is the eleventh excerpt from Marty’s article “Tares And Wheat.” This excerpt deals with “Incremental Change.”)