Judges Chapter 16 Discussion

  • Mountain Preacher on Judges 16:17 - 2 years ago
    Well ask ourselves why didn't Samson simply get away from Deliah. The same reason that you and I don't forsake the sin that tempts us the most. We think that we are stronger than the sin that lures US away from God. Thus we lose our strength with God. Repentance and walking in the Spirit is the only way to overcome it . .
  • David on Judges 16 - 2 years ago
    The other point that can be made here is something many parents wonder about. Samson's asked the Lord for directions on how to raise their son. They were given the instructions and giving them the benefit of the doubt they did diligently.

    However, Samson strayed and we know the story and the final outcome. My point is although the parents and family are God fearing, the child can, and many do, stray away from faith.

    On the other side of the coin- parents and families may be ungodly and don't know God; however, the child and many do, find faith and strength in the Lord.

    What do we do fathers, mothers? We trust in the Lord and all of His promises. We read, pray, and trust in the Lord God Almighty. It's not over till death.

    Thank you for your promises and for your Word.
  • Samson and Delilah - In Reply on Judges 16:9 - 3 years ago
    God created you for a higher purpose

    In the biblical book of Judges (chapters 13-16) we meet Manoah and his wife, a couple who were unable to have children until God intervened in their situation. More than that, God placed a special calling on their soon-to-be-born son, Samson, even before he had been knit together in his mother's womb.

    Samson was handpicked by God to liberate God's people. Samson grew up knowing God's will for his life. His parents made sure he heard the story of how he had been chosen by God before he was born. His marching orders were made clear by the angel of the LORD who had visited his parents. Moreover, God gave him supernatural strength, so Samson had everything he needed to deliver God's people, Israel, from the oppressive hands of the Philistines (see Judges 13:5).

    God chose you, and gave you a purpose before you were even born. When God created heaven and earth, he knew that one day you would find yourself right where you are at this moment. You have been created in the image of God, and you were made for a purpose. One of the most important things you can do, then, is to seek God's guidance concerning what your main mission should be, and how you can best fulfill it.
  • Fred - In Reply on Judges 16:9 - 3 years ago
    Sampson loved Delila, Delila loved silver, when we love someone a person tends to trust that inividual were trust seems barren, after all aren't we all sent to locate that which has been lost, nomatter how seemingly futile.
  • Bridget Hdll on Judges 16:9 - 3 years ago
    Can you explain in details about the Samson Delilah DELILAH
  • Helen Ewuoso on Judges 16 - 5 years ago
    The bible tells us that friendship with the world is enmity with God. We are told to be careful of bad company for it corrupts our character. Samson was gifted and no doubts he had a relationship with God. However Samson was a careless man. He should have been friends with Delilah, a seductress, promiscuous and loose woman. Especially when he knew that she was his weakness. Samson was foolish!!!
  • Sarah on Judges 16 - 5 years ago
    Sampson's true downfall was simply failing to give glory to God. He made his hair his strength instead of God. He could've told Delilah his strength was given by God. That would have been the absolute truth and he knew that. But under pressure, he momentarily lost sight. Not unlike Moses striking the rock and stating he would cause water to flow instead of saying God would cause water to flow.
  • S on Judges 16 - 5 years ago
    Samson's weakness is Delia probably because she's beautiful. Genesis 3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit there of, and did eat, and gave also to her husband with her;
    Jonah 2:8 They that observe lying vainites forsake their own Mercy.
  • BSP on Judges 16 - 5 years ago
    Verse 16~Delilah nagged Samson to death so to speak. Samson unwisely gave into this pressure and because of that he lost his God-given strength.
  • J R Davis on Judges 16 - 6 years ago
    When you come right down to it, Samson PUSHED! We need to Push, push in prayer, fasting, loving, stewardship, witnessing, church attendance, fight that devil with all we got, just PUSH!
  • Billgremm@gmail.com on Judges 16 - 6 years ago
    Day 70 Bible in a Year Reading. It is as if Samson, though very flawed, used himself as an instrument of retribution even to his death. He allowed God to give him great strength and took care of his body and his desires, but he did not allow God to always penetrate his heart. Yet, he is listed in Hebrews as a man of faith. What could have been if he had totally consecrated himself to God?
  • Lindy on Judges 16 - 6 years ago
    Samson in the NT is one listed in the heroes of the faith. It demonstrates that God uses people who have flaws to further the kingdom of God. His story is so remarkable! It shows that God uses us in ways we cannot comprehend! Never give up on God or yourself.
  • Anne on Judges 16 - 7 years ago
    God raised up Samuel to be a deliver of the Israelites from the Philistines but Samson allowed himself to be blinded by ungodly pleasures. However, Samson would not allow any false god to be given credit for this situation, so he called upon the Lord God to strengthen him and show forth his almighty power and he destroyed over three thousand Philistines, even in his death. To God be the Glory.
  • Peter A. Okebukola on Judges 16 - 7 years ago
    God is a God of mercy and compassion. Samson erred and later regretted and God restored his strength. We should trust God's mercy and compassion because He is a loving God. However, we should not take His love for granted. We should strive to be at the centre of His will always.
  • Irene123 on Judges 16 - 7 years ago
    Lu2677 - I like your comment Samson
  • Lu2677 on Judges 16 - 7 years ago
    I don't believe Sampson committed suicide.He prayed to God for strength to avenge the loss of his eyes against the Phillistines.V.28.He was tied to two pillars, God gave him the strength . He did not say "let me die with the Phillistines" because he had a deranged mind or lack of hope.It was an act of war against them.He avenged himself the only way he could. Suicide is a lack of trust in God.
  • Judy on Judges 16 - 7 years ago
    I think Samson was suicidal. Living on the edge kind of lifestyle. Doesn't show a lot stability. Yet in the end God through Samson killed a great number of Philistines. Go figure.
  • Harold Cranford on Judges 16 - 7 years ago
    In Chapter 16 there appears more than one lesson to be learned; mainly that one should question WHY - for what reason, the nagging persists! Also, just to name one more, when God renewed Samson's strength it tells me 'ASK AND YE SHALL RECEIVE," that God is THE forgiving God - praise His Holy Name!!!

  • ELIUD on Judges 16 - 7 years ago
    while people are congratulating themselves, I have to sit at the foot of the cross and marvel that I am savedat all;
    while the Phillistines were celebrating, Samson prayed to God who renewed his strength and caused him to kill many than he had done before, including their lords.
    OUR GOD IS OF ANOTHER CHANCE. glory be to Him
  • Lu2677 on Judges 16 - 7 years ago
    I would not consider a harlot trustworthy,it does not say that she was.We are not told who told the Gazites that he was there, after he left that city the lords of the Philistines chose Delilah to betray him
    A parable is a fictitious story. Judges 16 a true story. The parables that Jesus told to the public were fictitious with the intent that they would not understand the morality of the story.
  • John on Judges 16 - 7 years ago
    It's entertaining that the prostitute first mentioned seems to be the only trustworthy woman in this story. At least he got what he paid for and she didn't betray him to the enemy.

    It is also a fine parable to teach one to keep his advantages secret. Only he and God knew what would make him weak. Funny that it was nagging that made him reveal it, and they weren't even married.
  • BSP on Judges 16 - 7 years ago
    In verse 16 Samson let her wear him down. We must continue to stand strong even if we face daily pressure in order to be pleasing to God.
  • Deborah on Judges 16 - 8 years ago
    My family too has past on. I only find strength in the Lord..For the sorrow was so deep, nothing but the comfort of His Spirit could heal my broken heart. In Our weakness, He is strong..Yes, my friend, through every storm, the light shines, and renewal becomes a everyday occurrence. It takes time to process loss of loved ones, how magnificent, that the love they gave to us remains in our hearts.
  • Savannah on Judges 16 - 8 years ago
    Well my mom just passed and she often told me about the story of Samon's and as I reflect she had told me at an early age never give your strength up and today I realize why, without your strength anyone can pray upon you and take you down. Your strength is your ability to move forward when all else has failed in your life to look within for your strength will bring you out of your strom.
  • Tye on Judges 16:30 - 8 years ago
    i think that it is a cool scene in the bible
  • Stephen Woehr on Judges 16 - 8 years ago
    According to verse 5, the Philistines did not know the source of Samson's strength, but they definitely knew his weakness.
  • Rocky on Judges 16 - 8 years ago
    The whole theme of the book about Samson is Gods power and planning to overcome and to get back all things on the right trail.
  • Karen on Judges 16 - 9 years ago
    I think Samson was a man of God who instead of listening to God, listened to a deceitful woman always insisted on doing things his own way which lead to his destruction. He was boastful about having strength, never gave God the glory for giving him that strength. He didn 't have that strength without God 's Spirit filling him with it. Sometimes we too become proud boastful like Samson we have to suffer the consequences of our sins, but God never stops loving us, just like God never stopped loving Samson he never lost his salvation. God does not take that away. He promised eternal security we are saved by grace. Samson was chastised for his disobedience to God by losing his life with the philistines, yet he was saved through the fire. All that he accomplished accounted for nothing because of the choices he made, but in the end his life stood for something . When Samson turned to God prayed , God restored his strength one more time God still used him to deliver the Israelites at that time. God can always work in any situation, regardless of how futile it looks!
  • Bible Fan on Judges 16 - 9 years ago
    women will use their physical beauty like a weapon as much as men will use their physical strength - and both will puffeth proud once they have conquered their prey - King Solomon should have heeded the warning he was smart, right?
  • Emmanuel Ofor on Judges 16 - 9 years ago
    Judges is a great book because,it teaches us to be loyal to God,we shouldn 't be influenced by the beauty and enticements of women be her our wife or whatever.Also,it teaches us to always abide by the rules and dictates of God viz-a-viz,obeying the commands of God Almighty.

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