Samson: Even the Strongest Man Has a Weakness

On this episode, we learn that even the strongest man has a weakness . . . or two. Weakness so great that it landed him into prison and eventually led to his demise. Gratefully, we serve a God of redemption who can restore strength even to the most broken of men.Episode #14- Samson: Even the Strongest Man Has a Weakness

 

On this episode, we learn that even the strongest man has a weakness . . . or two. Weakness so great that it landed him into prison and eventually led to his demise. Gratefully, we serve a God of redemption who can restore strength even to the most broken of men.

Throughout the Old Testament, we read that the Israelites would go through periods of great faithfulness to the Lord and, as a result, God would bless and prosper them. However, time and again, they would become disobedient to the Lord and turn away from Him. God would then hand them over to their enemies because of their disobedience and in judgment of their sin.

However, when God was preparing to deliver the Israelites from their oppressors, He

raised up a man, named Samson, who was distinguished and set apart by God for this special purpose even before his conception. The Lord instructed his parents to never cut his hair. As Samson grew, and his hair grew long, he became a man of tremendous strength and might.

However, Samson had a weakness . . . for women. Philistine women to be exact. With the Lord’s directive, he married a Philistine woman giving him opportunities to infiltrate and fight the Philistines. However, he continued to intermingle with the Philistines and sin against God by falling in love with the infamous, Delilah. Through his pride and his continuing relationship with Delilah, Samson played with fire and eventually got burned . . . badly!

Tune in to get the inside scoop on how this story ends, and learn two important lessons from this account of Samson’s life that we can apply to our own lives today.

Next week- Please join us next time, when we explore the life of a woman who is a beautiful example of what it means to be strong, faithful, and compassionate.

Resources referenced or recommended for further study:

Scripture references:

  • Judges chapters 13-16
  • Hebrews 11:4-38
  • Hebrews 12:11
  • Hebrews 13:3
  • Psalm 130:3-4
  • Ephesians 1:7-8

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