If you watched the video for Chapter 14, you can jump about 2 1/2 minutes into today's lesson. Today's portion of Samson's biographer required some of the history previously covered.
I'm struck by how wonderful God is. We're created in His image, but because we're not God we're flawed. We're blessed and cursed with free will. We're so darn HUMAN!!!
Samson is an excellent example of an imperfect human who is used as an instrument by God. Samson takes the Israelites on their first step in the journey to break free of the Philistines.
Samson's life continues following his failed marriage. When he attempts to reconcile with his wife, he discovers she's been handed off to his best man! He strikes back, attacking the Philistines by burning their harvest. They retaliate. He retaliates. Life goes on.
When the power of the Holy Spirit comes upon us we can do awesome things. The hard part is avoiding sin during those lulls when we're not feeling particularly moved by the Spirit.