Fast Food Samson!

10 01 2014

          The story begins with an angel appearing to a woman and saying, “You are going to have a baby boy and you need to bring up this boy with a strict religious code, so that he will serve God all of his life!  We do not know, whether this strictness drove Samson to the actions of the rest of his life, or was it the fact that he grew up a “spoilt brat”?

First we see, he spies a girl from a different racial background, actually one of the “enemy” and wants his parents to arrange a marriage for him, with this girl.  Then he throws a temper tantrum when his parents hesitate.  That is the beginning!  The story of his life is found in Judges 13:1 through Judges 16:31. http://bit.ly/KK5HOW).  You will not want to miss out on the details of this story!  If you were contacted to play the role of Samson in a sitcom, how would you portray Samson?

Does Samson show the qualities of James 1: 2-4 which says, “Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.”? (The Message)  Maybe he is a Fast Food Samson, demanding instant gratification for twenty years, when he was the leader the judge of Israel.


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