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Tweet Samson lived in the land that God had given to the Israelites. But there were still other people who either inhabited the land or attacked the Israelites. God used men and one woman called Judges to lead and protect the people of Israel during this time before they had a king.
One of these judges was Samson. Though we probably think of Samson as being a wicked man, God still used Samson to accomplish His purposes.
This story is from Judges chapters 13 through Chosen From Birth God had planned a special life for Samson. The vow of a Nazarite was typically for a set period of time and was voluntary.
This special vow put restrictions on his life. This included the food that Samson was to eat, that he was not to cut his hair with a razor, nor to be near a dead body. In exchange for these limitations, God endowed Samson with exceptional strength. Sadly, Samson violated all these restrictions during his life which brought him to a tragic end.
A Young Lion Samson met a woman from the Philistines. These were the enemies of the people of God. He was able to kill the lion with his bare hands. Apparently this was the first time the great strength from God appeared in his life.
The Bible says that he did not even tell his parents about this event.
When Samson returned home from visiting the woman who was to become his wife, a swarm of bees inhabited the dead body of the lion. This event of the death of the lion and subsequent inhabitation by bees became the basis for a riddle he later told.
Samson proposed a challenge to them. He gave them a riddle that they had to answer within the week of the feast. If they answered correctly he would give sheets and clothing for each of the 30 men.
Or, they would do the same for him if they could not figure out the riddle.
She pleaded with Samson for the answer during the feast. Samson finally revealed the answer to her. And what is stronger than a lion? The father offered Samson a younger sister instead. Samson was not pleased with the idea of a substitute. As a punishment for taking away his wife Samson tied foxes together by their tails in pairs and lit a torch between them.
The foxes ran through the corn fields of the Philistines destroying their crops. Samson singlehandedly went to war against the Philistines. We are not told how many people Samson slew at that first battle, but apparently an impressive number. He then retreated to a mountain.Though the case of Samson is at times perplexing, the Hebrew writer included the judge in a list of "heroes of faith." A consideration of this Old Testament character yields valuable lessons.
This one-part Bible study considers the stories of Samson and Delilah and Hosea and Gomer, asking what we can learn from them about healthy relationships.
Topics: Biblical Case Studies, Dating/Marriage, Guy/Girl Relationships. The following case study is an exploration of the Australian film Samson and Delilah which features the impact that the volatile substance abuse [VSA] of petrol sniffing has on one of the characters in the film, Samson.