Read the biblical text
Wet a sheet of paper and soil it with mud or lead pencil. While the sheet is still wet, ask: “What happens when a clean sheet of paper rubs against a dirty sheet of paper? Does the dirty sheet get clean? No! It’s quite the opposite.”
Samson did not choose his friends wisely. You could say that Samson was both the strongest and the weakest. Samson was strong, but he lacked wisdom in his decisions and in keeping his commitments. He was a very impulsive man, with little thought, who often allowed himself to be led by his feelings. He was blinded by the beauty of Delilah. Delilah understood this and used this weakness to achieve her goals. Samson fell madly in love with a woman who wanted only one thing, his downfall, and unfortunately, her plan was a success. Some of our friends can manipulate us for their purposes and to our ruin.
Watch out who you’re hanging around with! If we spend time with bad friends, what will happen? We will eventually let ourselves be influenced and imitate them. We may get into trouble and maybe do things we didn’t want to do or be in the wrong place at the wrong time and have to suffer the consequences. Delilah was a bad influence on Samson.
God, help me choose my friends well and listen to my parents’ advice to make good choices. Thank you because you give me eyes and wisdom to spot dangers and get away from them. Also help me to influence others in a positive way.