It is wonderful to know that we are God’s and to realize the blessedness that is ours because of it. God chooses us to be members of His kingdom not only so that He might
Missionaries are very often discouraged on the mission field. Unfriendly governments sometimes put obstacles in their way. Some people are unresponsive, and often the behavior of people thought to be converts to Christ is disheartening.
While on mission in Sierra Leone I found it necessary to spend more time in prayer and Bible study. A brief devotional time in the morning was not nearly enough for the spiritual challenges that
“Of the sun, the son of Manoah, born at Zorah. The narrative of” “his life is given in Judg. 13-16. He was a “Nazarite unto God” “from his birth, the first Nazarite mentioned in Scripture (Judg.” 13:3-5; comp. Num. 6:1-21). The first recorded event of his life was his marriage with a Philistine woman of Timnath (Judg. “14:1-5). Such a marriage was not forbidden by the law of Moses,” as the Philistines did not form one of the seven doomed “Canaanite nations (Ex. 34:11-16; Deut. 7:1-4). It was, however,” an ill-assorted and unblessed marriage. His wife was soon taken “from him and given “to his companion” (Judg. 14:20). For this” “Samson took revenge by burning the “standing corn of the” “Philistines” (15:1-8), who, in their turn, in revenge “burnt her” “and her father with fire.” Her death he terribly avenged” (15:7-19). During the twenty years following this he judged Israel; but we have no record of his life. Probably these twenty years may have been simultaneous with the last twenty years of Eli’s life. After this we have an account of his exploits at “Gaza (16:1-3), and of his infatuation for Delilah, and her” “treachery (16:4-20), and then of his melancholy death” (16:21-31). He perished in the last terrible destruction he “brought upon his enemies. “So the dead which he slew at his” death were more [in social and political importance=the elite of “the people] than they which he slew in his life.” “Straining all his nerves, he bowed: As with the force of winds “and waters pent, When mountains tremble, those two massy pillars” “With horrible convulsion to and fro He tugged, he shook, till” “down they came, and drew The whole roof after them, with burst” “of thunder Upon the heads of all who sat beneath, Lords, ladies,” “captains, counsellors, or priests, Their choice nobility and” “flower.” Milton’s Samson Agonistes.”
Definition of Samson: “his sun; his service; there the second time”
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