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Samson 7 months 3 weeks ago #124320

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Yesterday I was criticizing Samson for not seeing through Delilah's treachery. So I decided to read through Samson's story again, to avoid being as blind as he was.
After reading through part of Judges 13, I've got a question.

How much of our free will is determined by our purpose? Samson was supposed to free the Israelites from the Philistines, like all the other judges, but he was a rebel, kinda, and wasn't completing his purpose. God put hostility between him and the Philistines, to make him complete his purpose.
What does that mean? Ach, I'm kinda all over the place

And also . . . why did the bees make a hive inside a lion carcass??
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Those species of bees could be extinct, seeing as how lions don't live in those areas anymore.
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Khriz Kool Katz wrote:
Those species of bees could be extinct, seeing as how lions don't live in those areas anymore.
So there could be a species of bees who nest in carcasses? I have to check that out!
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But would vulture bees make sweet "meat honey"? Or was this just a miraculous occurrence with regular bees and honey?
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Oh, I also just learned that Samson didn't have super strength from his birth. I guess that's a good thing or else, imagine this.
Baby Samson is lying swaddled in a blanket. He stretches, and the blanket rips.
Or
Baby Samson smiles up at his mom and grabs her finger.
She starts screaming as her finger loses blood circulation.

Or even
Young Samson is chopping wood. He grips the axe and whacks it onto a log. The log splits into a million shards. The axe is also broken, and splinters are left in Samson's hands.
Judges 13:25 says that while he was at the Camp of Dan, God began strengthening him.
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BookwormJo wrote:
But would vulture bees make sweet "meat honey"? Or was this just a miraculous occurrence with regular bees and honey?
Could be an ancestor of those bees
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Oh, I also just learned that Samson didn't have super strength from his birth. I guess that's a good thing or else, imagine this.
Baby Samson is lying swaddled in a blanket. He stretches, and the blanket rips.
Or
Baby Samson smiles up at his mom and grabs her finger.
She starts screaming as her finger loses blood circulation.

Or even
Young Samson is chopping wood. He grips the axe and whacks it onto a log. The log splits into a million shards. The axe is also broken, and splinters are left in Samson's hands.
Judges 13:25 says that while he was at the Camp of Dan, God began strengthening him.
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BookwormJo wrote:
Oh, I also just learned that Samson didn't have super strength from his birth. I guess that's a good thing or else, imagine this.
Baby Samson is lying swaddled in a blanket. He stretches, and the blanket rips.
Or
Baby Samson smiles up at his mom and grabs her finger.
She starts screaming as her finger loses blood circulation.

Or even
Young Samson is chopping wood. He grips the axe and whacks it onto a log. The log splits into a million shards. The axe is also broken, and splinters are left in Samson's hands.
Judges 13:25 says that while he was at the Camp of Dan, God began strengthening him.
I had never thought of that!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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BookwormJo wrote:
Oh, I also just learned that Samson didn't have super strength from his birth. I guess that's a good thing or else, imagine this.
Baby Samson is lying swaddled in a blanket. He stretches, and the blanket rips.
Or
Baby Samson smiles up at his mom and grabs her finger.
She starts screaming as her finger loses blood circulation.

Or even
Young Samson is chopping wood. He grips the axe and whacks it onto a log. The log splits into a million shards. The axe is also broken, and splinters are left in Samson's hands.
Judges 13:25 says that while he was at the Camp of Dan, God began strengthening him.
Bringing down the house still? I already thought we had a good laugh...
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Khriz Kool Katz wrote:
BookwormJo wrote:
Oh, I also just learned that Samson didn't have super strength from his birth. I guess that's a good thing or else, imagine this.
Baby Samson is lying swaddled in a blanket. He stretches, and the blanket rips.
Or
Baby Samson smiles up at his mom and grabs her finger.
She starts screaming as her finger loses blood circulation.

Or even
Young Samson is chopping wood. He grips the axe and whacks it onto a log. The log splits into a million shards. The axe is also broken, and splinters are left in Samson's hands.
Judges 13:25 says that while he was at the Camp of Dan, God began strengthening him.
Bringing down the house still? I already thought we had a good laugh...
Wait, I'm being . . . funny?
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BookwormJo wrote:
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BookwormJo wrote:
Oh, I also just learned that Samson didn't have super strength from his birth. I guess that's a good thing or else, imagine this.
Baby Samson is lying swaddled in a blanket. He stretches, and the blanket rips.
Or
Baby Samson smiles up at his mom and grabs her finger.
She starts screaming as her finger loses blood circulation.

Or even
Young Samson is chopping wood. He grips the axe and whacks it onto a log. The log splits into a million shards. The axe is also broken, and splinters are left in Samson's hands.
Judges 13:25 says that while he was at the Camp of Dan, God began strengthening him.
Bringing down the house still? I already thought we had a good laugh...
Wait, I'm being . . . funny?
Yeah, inadvertently
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I learnt that Nazirites could be women or men.
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BookwormJo wrote:
I learnt that Nazirites could be women or men.
Wow, interesting!
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BookwormJo wrote:
I learnt that Nazirites could be women or men.
Yeah they could...
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I moved on to Judges 14, where Samson randomly visited Timnah. (Why? It wasn't even an Israelite town. What was he doing there?)
Anyway, he saw a girl, thought "She's a beaut," and decided he wanted to marry her. :S :whistle: :side:
If I up and decided to marry any guy I thought mildly good-looking, I'd be married several times over. :lol: :dry:
At least he told his parents.
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BookwormJo wrote:
I moved on to Judges 14, where Samson randomly visited Timnah. (Why? It wasn't even an Israelite town. What was he doing there?)
Anyway, he saw a girl, thought "She's a beaut," and decided he wanted to marry her. :S :whistle: :side:
If I up and decided to marry any guy I thought mildly good-looking, I'd be married several times over. :lol: :dry:
At least he told his parents.
The interesting thing is that it says "God was looking to pick a fight with the Philistines" basically. Hmm, but I'm wondering why he decided to go through the route of Samson getting a Philistine bride
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BookwormJo wrote:
I moved on to Judges 14, where Samson randomly visited Timnah. (Why? It wasn't even an Israelite town. What was he doing there?)
Anyway, he saw a girl, thought "She's a beaut," and decided he wanted to marry her. :S :whistle: :side:
If I up and decided to marry any guy I thought mildly good-looking, I'd be married several times over. :lol: :dry:
At least he told his parents.
Don't forget the broken relationship, yelling, depressed children, divorces, and so on...
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You know, my friends don't know the story of Samson and Delilah in the bible. They only know a Wattpad story named Samson and Delilah :side:

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I tried telling them the story today but because we had a Religious Education Test today, one said if it's not pertaining to the test they don't wanna hear, another actually went online to read the story from some pdf and not from the bible so who knows the false information she got, I give one the bible to read the story and she locked the bible. So, I just told them straightforwardly. "Guys, (girls actually hehehe "nervous giggle*) go to church."

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Khriz Kool Katz wrote:
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I moved on to Judges 14, where Samson randomly visited Timnah. (Why? It wasn't even an Israelite town. What was he doing there?)
Anyway, he saw a girl, thought "She's a beaut," and decided he wanted to marry her. :S :whistle: :side:
If I up and decided to marry any guy I thought mildly good-looking, I'd be married several times over. :lol: :dry:
At least he told his parents.
Don't forget the broken relationship, yelling, depressed children, divorces, and so on...
Ach. Samson = bad relationship example
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You know, my friends don't know the story of Samson and Delilah in the bible. They only know a Wattpad story named Samson and Delilah :side:

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I tried telling them the story today but because we had a Religious Education Test today, one said if it's not pertaining to the test they don't wanna hear, another actually went online to read the story from some pdf and not from the bible so who knows the false information she got, I give one the bible to read the story and she locked the bible. So, I just told them straightforwardly. "Guys, (girls actually hehehe "nervous giggle*) go to church."

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Hmm . . . Many people don't want to read the Bible anymore . . . Sad.
Ahh, good point. Hercules probably came from Samson's story
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Alyssa4Jesus wrote:
You know, my friends don't know the story of Samson and Delilah in the bible. They only know a Wattpad story named Samson and Delilah :side:

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I tried telling them the story today but because we had a Religious Education Test today, one said if it's not pertaining to the test they don't wanna hear, another actually went online to read the story from some pdf and not from the bible so who knows the false information she got, I give one the bible to read the story and she locked the bible. So, I just told them straightforwardly. "Guys, (girls actually hehehe "nervous giggle*) go to church."

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I don't know what Wattpad is. Sound weird tbh
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Alyssa4Jesus wrote:
You know, my friends don't know the story of Samson and Delilah in the bible. They only know a Wattpad story named Samson and Delilah :side:

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I tried telling them the story today but because we had a Religious Education Test today, one said if it's not pertaining to the test they don't wanna hear, another actually went online to read the story from some pdf and not from the bible so who knows the false information she got, I give one the bible to read the story and she locked the bible. So, I just told them straightforwardly. "Guys, (girls actually hehehe "nervous giggle*) go to church."

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I don't think there are rip-offs of anything, just variations. Of course, some of them are just pure ridiculous.
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Alyssa4Jesus wrote:
You know, my friends don't know the story of Samson and Delilah in the bible. They only know a Wattpad story named Samson and Delilah :side:

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I tried telling them the story today but because we had a Religious Education Test today, one said if it's not pertaining to the test they don't wanna hear, another actually went online to read the story from some pdf and not from the bible so who knows the false information she got, I give one the bible to read the story and she locked the bible. So, I just told them straightforwardly. "Guys, (girls actually hehehe "nervous giggle*) go to church."

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Wattpad? Lol. I had a friend who used to post Hamilton fan fiction there.
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Samson 7 months 2 weeks ago #124606

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You know, my friends don't know the story of Samson and Delilah in the bible. They only know a Wattpad story named Samson and Delilah :side:

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I tried telling them the story today but because we had a Religious Education Test today, one said if it's not pertaining to the test they don't wanna hear, another actually went online to read the story from some pdf and not from the bible so who knows the false information she got, I give one the bible to read the story and she locked the bible. So, I just told them straightforwardly. "Guys, (girls actually hehehe "nervous giggle*) go to church."

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I don't know what Wattpad is. Sound weird tbh
Khriz, you don't know Wattpad? Like that website/app everyone writes their own stories on and publish. You can legit read anything on it. Kinda dangerous stillz
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