- Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.
- Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
- Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
- Take a note if you have question, inspiration.
Read Judge 15
Samson’s vengeance on the Philistine.
Conflict between Samson and the Philistines got worse when his wife was given to his friend who had attended him at his wedding.
By his anger, Samson destroyed the Philistines’ grain field, and he slaughtered many of them, then he hide in the rock of Etam. In revenge, the Philistine went up to Judah to tie up Samson. In negotiation with his own people, Judah, Samson turned himself in to the hand of the Philistine.
His strength came back as the Spirit of the Lord came upon him in power (v.14), released him from the binding. He struck down a thousand of Philistine with a donkey’s jawbone, naming that place, Jawbone hill. (v.17).
Samson, a Nazirite, was under the eyes of God who gave him miraculous strength. Raising him as judge was God’s provision. Samson led Israel for twenty years.
1. What does this passage tell you about God?
2. What does this passage tell you about people.?
3. What does this passage tell you about yourself and God’s will for you?