So I’m reading through Judges this morning and I just read through Samson, it’s a really entertaining and humorous piece of the bible that is intermixed with serious truth about simply faithfulness and obedience. The issues are definitely more complex than that, but if you break it down simply that’s what it covers. Anyways, just two verse chunks from it that were ‘funny’ but also examples of the consequences of sin.
Samson does have a good heart in the sense he obeys the feats of strength called on him by the Lord, and he follows the Spirit of the Lord in the destruction of the Phillistines but at the downside of being compromised by women and letting his motives be clouded by that. But I guess that means more glory to God than to Samson the man.
So the men of the city said to him on the seventh day before the sun went down,“What is sweeter than honey? And what is stronger than a lion?”
And he said to them,“If you had not plowed with my heifer, you would not have found out my riddle.” [Judges 14:18]
Then she said to him, “How can you say, ‘I love you,’ when your heart is not with me? You have deceived me these three times and have not told me where your great strength is?” It came about when she pressed him daily with her words and urged him, that this soul was annoyed to death. So he told her all that was in his heart… [Judges 16:15-17a]