Saturday, July 5, 2014

(43) Judges 6 - Samson's last victory

Later Samson fell in love with a woman named Delilah.
The Philistines went to her and said,
"Figure out what makes Samson so strong and
how to tie him completely.
We will pay you for the information you will provide."
So Delilah asked Samson,
"Please, tell me what makes you so strong,
and what it would take to tie you up securely?"
Samson told her if he was tied up with 7 new bowstrings,
then he would be as weak as others.
She tried as Samson said but figured out that he lied.
She asked him several more times,
only to figure out that he lied again.
Delilah cried her heart out to Samson,
"How can you say you love me
when you don't even trust me?"
Finally, Samson told her his secret
that he was not allowed to cut his hair
for God chose him from his birth.
That night, Delilah called a man to shave off his hair,
and God had left Samson.
The Philistines captured Samson and gouged out his eyes.
They held a festival to celebrate Samson's captivity.
and they wanted Samson to perform for them.
Now they were holding their festival in the temple,
Samson asked the servant to place his hands against the 2 pillars.
Samson prayed to God one last time,
"God, remember me again.
Give me strength one last time
so I can pay back the Philistines.
Let me die with them."
He pushed against the pillars
and the temple crashed down on the Philistines.
Samson killed more people when he died than
he had during his lifetime.

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