Samson was both a man’s man and the stereotypical dumb male. He had the strength of Captain America, the libido of Captain Kirk and the brain of Captain Caveman. Dedicated to God since before birth, he seemed determined to work against God’s will. He was not content with good Jewish girls. No, he chased after Philistine women, much to the pain of his parents. And he did not show common sense. Delilah could tie him up, put his hair in loom, and do just about anything, and it seemed to never occur to him that she might be out to get him. In the end, he broke every part of the Nazarite vow, lost his strength and got his eyes put out.
Yet, God used him. He took all that rebellion, worked it into His plan and accomplished what had been his purpose in setting Samson apart. He liberated the people of Israel from the Philistines. The life and death of Samson shows God’s sovereignty despite the best efforts of humans to work against Him.
The story of Samson is found in The Book of Judges, chapters 13-16.
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(My writing has been sparse lately. With work and other projects, I will probably be very hit and miss, but when I have the time, I will try to write something.)