Samson, the strongest man of his generation, was tragically unable to control his lust. When he saw an attractive woman, he wanted her. He first fell for a young woman he saw in a philistine village just across the valley from his home. His parents tried to dissuade him, since her religion and culture were unacceptable, but he would not listen. Desire was his only rule. The marriage ended in a matter of days and resulted in dozens of deaths.
The famous Delilah was at least the third woman who wanted Samson, according to judges.
She, like his first love, was a philistine living near his home. Where thousands of men had failed to overcome Samson, a woman succeeded. Thanks to her, he was captured, blinded, and set to work pushing a grinding machine. His final triumph was ironically fitting; blind and bound, brought out like a freak for a hooting crowd's amusement, he destroyed himself while wreaking vengeance on the crowd. At his death, as throughout his life, it was hard to say who suffered most from Samson's hot temper: the Philistines or Samson.
Samson never lived up to his promise.
Despite all Samson's weakness, God used him.He is mentioned in the Bible "Hall of Fame" Heb 11:32 as a hero of faith along with Gideon, Barak, and Jepthah, all from judges. Barely great physical strength, which came supernatually from God. With it, he pushed back the Philistines more by accident than by intention and kept Israel intact.
Samson seems like a train whose engineer has fallen out of the cab, an overized accident smashing into everything
A Weakness for Women he strongest man of his generation never lived up to his promise.
''I have seen a philistine woman.... now get her for me wife." jud 14:2
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