Brian Yeager's Outlines
A Brief Study of Samson
Introduction: The story of Samson is one of strength and weakness. We can relate to this story in times when we think that we are secure and we act without thought. This we can relate to when we find ourselves struggling to carry the weight of the world on our shoulders. We will also learn of pride and stupidity. His record is found from Judges 13:24 through Judges 16:31.
I.   Samsonís First Encounter With Love
Judges 14 and 15 Ė Samson falls in love with a Philistine woman, he defeats a lion, marries the woman, gives a riddle, and she betrays him. She is given to his friend whom he trusted
      II.   Samsonís Encounter With Lust

Delilah the harlot is used to seek out Samsonís weakness Judges 16:1-31. He because of pure arrogance ends up giving up his weakness. Then he opens up and tells her the truth even though she had tried to take his strength and life 3 times previous.

      III.   Samsonís Weakness both Spiritually and Physically
Samson had the "me syndrome", he did not want to give the glory to God, even though God gave the strength to him.

(Judges 15:16) "And Samson said, With the jawbone of an ass, heaps upon heaps, with the jaw of an ass have I slain a thousand men."

With God all things are possible (Matthew 19:26), and we must give HIM the glory (I Corinthians 10:31).

(Proverbs 8:13) "The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate."

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