Greek - akrasia - excessive/indulgent
egkrateia - temperate, restrained, self-controlled
Sampson - akrasia
Nazarite vow - vow of separation, restraint, personal discipline -
Paul took one before entering Corinth because of how depraved the city was
A reminder for him and the others around him that he is separate from those shenanigans.
abstain from wine/fermented drink
No razor on head
Not near a dead body
Self-indulgence robs sensitivity to Holy Spirit
Prior discipline prepares us for present dilemma.
2 Peter 1:5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance,godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love
elohiym - plural God; el -singular God
VICTORIOUS DAY! Choose this day whom you will serve - Joshua 24:15
Cleansing + yielding = filling -> Spirit brings fruit -> power to love, experience joy, know peace, express patience, possess kindness and respond in goodness, to be faithful, gentle and submissive to His will - restrained and under control.
Power in the works of God; Glory describes the ways of God