Samson’s Eyes




Samson had a lot of issues. Mostly self-discipline: he wanted whatever he saw and he was never told he can’t have it.

Mostly that wound up being women and when it didn’t go well people tended to die.

Eventually he learned a bit of wisdom and didn’t trust his wife (how terrible is that statement?). But then he gave in and told her… so not too wise nor self-controlled.

The eyes that kept seeing things and getting him into trouble got gouged out. He avenged them (really? at the end you just want to avenge your eyes?

“Sovereign Lord, remember me. Please, God, strengthen me just once more, and let me with one blow get revenge on the Philistines for my two eyes.” Judges 16 NIV

Sad life. Don’t be like Samson. Control yourself.

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