Read the Bible in a year by reading Judges 16--18 today Love and Reason Love in the heart does weird things to the head. For a prime example, watch Samson and Delilah. The lords of the Philistines bribed Delilah to find out the secret of Samson's incredible strength. She enticed him three times to tell her, but he kept fooling her. What she said next was somewhat true, but it would also apply to her, which she failed to do. Then she said to him, "How can you say, 'I love you,' when your heart is not with me? You have mocked me these three times, and have not told me where your great strength lies." (Jg. 16:15 NKJV) She was right that when you love someone, your heart is with him or her. She was wrong to believe that means there cannot be secrets. Moreover, she accused him of mocking her, which he did. He should have simply told her that he was not going to tell her because it was between him and God. Yet, she mocked him. If she loved him, her heart would have been with him and she would not have tried to mock him. Love in the heart of Samson did some weird things to his head, and the same was true of her. This is why it is best to let love be guided by the Lord. The Lord loves, but He is also clear thinking. If you want to have love in the heart, but keep reason in the head, then do what you are doing, meditating on the Scriptures day and night. Question from today's reading: What prompted the Levite to leave Micah and go with the tribe of Dan?