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Samson was a man filled with passion yet he lacked restraint and he had no regard for anyone.He dumped his wife and burnt down fields when she wouldn't accept him.His love for women blinded him spiritually;Delilah turned him in 3 times and he didn't even question her motives for trying to find out his strength.In the temple he wanted revenge for his eyes,his prayers to me seem rather filled with vengeance other than repentance however his last request"let me die with them"got me thinking maybe he realised he was always going to fall into the same old traps and that maybe only in death could he glorify God.Only when we die to self can God be glorified.Samson in his death killed more enemies of God than when he was alive!So many times I try to understand the bible using my intelect and I fail to get it.I see my self arrive at wrong conclusions and assumptions then a thought came to me"my thoughts are not your thoughts"..I pray I not only read the bible for head knowledge but that I let the words of God go deep in my spirit and transform me...my prayer today is Lord teach me how to die because I really don't know how to live for you unless you teach me,I really don't know how to love you and others unless you show me...
God bless you all

Dear Anka: I am glad the Samson story brought you some fruitful inner reflection

Hey Ramona: Judges 15:15; there is that donkey again.

A few movies out there about Samson. Even Cecil DeMille made one in 1949. I found a free good one on youtube made in 2019. Samson English Movie by Robo Ranger. Grab the kids, popcorn, all the Pepsi you can drink and make it a night.

Proverbs 14:17: Cambridge Dictionary: Schemer (Crafty Man): Someone who makes clever, secret plans, often to deceive others. He's a schemer who always finds a way of getting what he wants.

The transformation of water into wine at the Wedding at Cana is the first miracle attributed to Jesus in the Gospel of John 2:1-11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaWI4-n0z_0

Samson for me was a sad one. And yes he had trouble with women. I felt bad that his future wife was given to his best man and then he sought such revenge..and chose a prostitute, Delilah. And yes why didn't he put 2 n 2 together and know she was up to something and he was going to be destroyed if he gave his secret. So yes that made me sad a bit.

John..we saw Jesus handle business! He didn't take anything from the money changers.

Psalm , I love how our transgressions are far removed as far as east from west. Yes!

And yes we all have some scheming in us. Hopefully we get resolved and submit to Jesus and repentance. Amen!

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