the Lord was departed - Judges 16:20
"And she made him sleep upon her knees; and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head; and she began to afflict him, and his strength went from him. And she said, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the LORD was departed from him." (Judges 16:19-20)

In "Biblical Perspective" Dr. Gordon Snider writes...

When we place ourselves in a position to bring embarrassment to the cause of God, our strength will leave us as well.

It is difficult to understand how people in flagrant disobedience to God’s commands assume that God will ignore their disobedience and be faithful to His part when they have not been faithful on their part. But it happens every day.

Discussion: How can God's people be so oblivious both to the shame they bring to God's cause as well as to the condemnation of God they receive when they willfully disobey God's Word?
Source: Biblical Family Values, Adult Teacher's Insights, page 29.