Judges 16:6-31 – VICTORY AT A PRICE
There are times when people win great battles, but they pay a great price in order to win. Samson ultimately won a great battle over the Philistines, but because of his sin, he paid a great price (He lost his life during the final victory.).
SAMSON WAS PLAYFUL WITH DELILAH Vss. 1-14
Samson shouldn’t have been with this woman in the first place.
They weren’t married. When Delilah started to probe the secret of his strength, it seems to me that Samson was playful, telling her great tales. Samson should have realized that this was more than a game and left Delilah alone.
DELILAH WAS PERSISTENT WITH SAMSON Vss. 15-18
She kept pestering Samson until he finally stopped playing with her and told her the truth.
THE PHILISTINES WERE PREDOMINANT OVER SAMSON Vss. 19-25
Samson’s strength was gone. He was blinded. False gods were praised. He was made to entertain his enemies. But, his hair grew back.
SAMSON PRAYED TO GOD Vss. 26-30
Samson asked God for one last victory.
GOD PREVAILED Vss. 30-31