Wesley taught about Prevenient Grace, Justifying Grace, and Sanctifying Grace. - And even if we know about those forms of grace that Wesley emphasized, - I think that we still have a hard time understanding what grace really is. - I once heard it explained this way. - Suppose tha … More
It is important to note that the wife that Samson asked his parents to get for him apparently continued to live with her parents. He was probably taking her an expectant gift on his periodic visit. However Samson learns that his bride had been given to another by her father who thought Samson hated her (vv. 1-3). (The same word is used for divorce in Duet. 24:3).
Samson is unimpressed with the offer of marriage to her younger sister and he again takes his anger out on the Philistines, this time by burning the grain fields. He did this by fastening torches to the tied tails of 300 pairs of foxes (vv. 4-5). (The Hebrew word also means jackals which run in packs and are more easily caught). The fiery destruction was to the dry shocks of grain already harvested and spread to the standing grain yet to be harvested. It also spread to the vineyards and olive groves. Thus it destroyed the land’s three main crops. (Deut 7:13, Hag 1:11).
It is never right when I try to take vengeance into my own hands. I always need to let the Lord fight my battle for me and he always knows what is best.
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Judges 12:1-7War with Ephraim
Judges 12:8-15Three Big Zeros
Judges 13:1-7Israel’s Final Judge
Judges 13:8-14Sampson’s Parents Make a Vow
Judges 13:15-25Sampson was Born
Judges 14:1-7Samson Falls in Love
Judges 14:8-20The Marriage of Samson
Judges 15:1-13Fastening Torches to the Foxes Tails
Judges 15:14-20Wholesale Slaughter with the Jawbone of a donkey
Judges 16:1-3Three Lovers Among Avowed Enemies
Judges 16:4-22Delilah Leads Samson to his Doom
Judges 16:23-31The Death of Samson
Judges 17:1-6Micah Makes a Pagan Shrine
Judges 17:7-13Guided by convenience rather than conviction
Judges 18:1-11The Danites Search for New Territory
Judges 18:12-31The Danites Seize Laish