“So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!” I Corinthians 10:12. The account of Samson and his great strength and mighty deeds captures the imagination of young and old alike. Yet a sad note is sounded throughout the story of his life. Although he was one of Israel’s great judges, a definite weakness can be seen in his character. He had an eye for women, and compromised his principles by taking a wife from a heathen nation. His downfall came because his life was inclined in the direction of certain fleshly tendencies. The spiritual lesson is clear: If we don’t live in close fellowship with the Lord each day, our lives will bend toward our besetting sin. Then, when a crisis comes or if we are overtaken in a weak moment, we will be unable to withstand the pressure of our circumstances. Samson’s fall is a tragic example of what can happen to a Christian who is leaning in the wrong direction. Collapse in the Christian life is seldom a blowout; it is usually a slow leak.