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A Man So Strong Yet Oh So Weak Samson was the judge of Israel His long hair was a symbol of his vows to God As long as he stayed true to God by not cutting his hair his strength remained strong The enemies of his people were the Philistines They were able cause the destruction of Samson through a woman named Delilah One night when Samson was asleep Delilah cut his hair causing all of his strength to vanish It wasnt that the hair itself gave Samson strength but it just represented a bond between him in the Lord After losing his strength Samson was captured chained and blinded in the temple of the Philistine As time passed Samson regained his strength and crushed the temple with his bare hands sacrificing himself along with those who had captured him This however is not the entire story Samson went through a lot of temptation before he was finally brought to his knees by the Lord Samson experienced many troublesome times but one experience that stands out to me was when he slaughters the Philistines who thought they had the man of endless strength It all started when he was wedded to a girl named Timnath After taking care of some gambling debt he took a young goat to his new brides home When he arrived he was dumbfounded to find out that the father of his bride had annulled the marriage and given her away to Samsons best man He was outraged at this and headed into the forest where he trapped three hundred foxes He tied the foxes two by two and lit a torch to their tails At this he led the foxes to the crops of the land As a result the Philistines traveled to Timnaths house to try and send her to a firey grave They accomplished this feat and she was payed back for the wrong she
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