5 thoughts on “Judges lesson 28

  1. Pastor Reggie’s lesson with his in depth study of Samson sure felt like an archaeological dig. He unearths things from the scriptures that seem hidden to me when I read. His dig about Jawbone Hill left me seeing the 1,000 dead Philistines initially as donkeys and then as heaps of bodies. To learn that Samson’s first self-focused petition of the Lord for water occurred in this lesson after the kill was another thing to think on; and that God in his mercy answered that call. Then there was the character profile that even though Samson did some good, he was a fool; and that by going to the house of a prostitute this would lead to his demise (just like the Proverbs read). Interesting also, Pastor Reggie’s insight that Delilah cold-heartedly and systematically carried out her mission to earn the 140 pounds of silver promised her if she could find out the secret of his strength. Lots to think on in this lesson!

    1. Debi, didn’t he mentioned the jawbone last week as well as this week? It seems I have the thought (I will relisten) the freshness of the jawbone was the key to success. If it had been old it would have been brittle and failed to do the job?

      1. Yes, he did mention the jawbone last week as well, Sara. You are right, he said that it was fresh and moist. I understood that had it been laying around out in the sun, older, it would have become brittle and would have broken more easily, lost its strength.

  2. Does anyone have an old time fashion children’s Bible story book? Why do I want to remember that hearing the story of good strong handsome Samson I just always waited for the haircut so I could hate on Delilah? And, here I am again waiting for next session hoping to revive my emotions. No, I might be understanding,
    “When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things.” I Corinthians 13:11 NLT

  3. Pastor Reggie speaks of Samson’s killing 1,000
    and then becoming thirsty (exhausted). Samson cried out to the Lord,
    “You have given this great victory by the hand of your servant,
    and now shall I die of thirst and fall into the hands of the uncircumcised?
    (Concern for self and not praise to the one who won the battle.)
    God’s miraculous hand opened up a hollow place and water came out and
    he drank and was refreshed. Then again sidetracked he goes traipsing
    off after beautiful women which were his downfall.

    We see God’s call on Samson to deliver the Israelites from the Philistines.
    We see Samson great strength which was God’s gift to him in order to
    deliver the Israelites.
    We see a man who when enraged takes revenge.
    We see a loner; without council, without accountability.
    without wanting instruction.

    Looking at Samson with his strengths and weakness, could he have
    accomplished more to deliver the Israelites with God as his anchor?

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