God's people continue to reject their all-powerful and all-loving ruler in vain pursuit of idols and sin. But even in their faithlessness, God remains faithful, and the promise of a great King to come remains.
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Israel continues to descend into idolatry and sin, and we are shown a clear need for a transcendent savior through the disastrous failures of man.
Samson's sin finally leads to his ruin. But God's grace is still evident, and in this Judge's redemptive sacrifice, we have a foretaste of the Savior to come.
We all have our blind spots. As Christians, we should confess our sins and allow others to correct us when we are unable to see.
Once again we find a very broken foreshadowing of Christ, this time in Sampson, the proud, lustful, and powerful Judge appointed by God.
The book of Judges makes it painfully obvious that the greatest of heroes will shipwreck their lives every time when trusting in their own strength and not in the solid foundation of God.
God uses many unexpected people and circumstances to bring about His mercy and His justice.
We have a patient and loving God who continually proves his faithful presence through signs and wonders, giving us every provision we could need and more.
We have an all-powerful God, who always fulfills his promises. How can we not trust Him and faithfully serve Him?
God often works in unexpected ways and subverts many man-made customs and expectations.
In our culture of self-appeasement, it is hard to imagine giving all of ourselves for Christ's sake, and yet he poured himself out for us, dying a death we should have died, all so we could have life to the fullest.