Samson

Samson

Samson and Delilah - One day Samson went to Gaza, where he saw a prostitute. He went in to spend the night with her. The people of Gaza were told, “Samson is here!” So they surrounded the place and lay in wait for him all night at the city gate. They made no move during the night, saying, “At dawn we’ll kill him.” But Samson lay there only until the middle of the night. Then he got up and took hold of the doors of the city gate, together with the two posts, and tore them loose, bar and all. He lifted them to his shoulders and carried them to the top of the hill that faces Hebron. Some time later, he fell in love with a woman in the Valley of Sorek whose name was Delilah. The rulers of the Philistines went to her and said, “See if you can lure him into showing you the secret of his great strength and how we can overpower him so we may tie him up and subdue him. Each one of us will give you eleven hundred shekels of silver

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
Samson Samson Reviewed by Kannuri JOEL on 23:16:00 Rating: 5

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