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Mary Fairchild

A Lesson from Samson and Delilah: It's Never Too Late

By September 5, 2008

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In this Bible story summary, we'll look at the tale of Samson and Delilah from the book of Judges.
Famous 'Samson and Delilah' baroque by Peter Paul Rubens ca. 1610
Famous 'Samson and Delilah' Baroque by Peter Paul Rubens ca. 1610
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It's part of a collection of Bible story summaries highlighting the simple yet profound truths found in the ancient and enduring stories of the Bible. Each of the summaries provides a brief synopsis of the Bible account with Scripture references, interesting points or lessons to be learned from the story, and a question for reflection.

The story of Samson and Delilah, while belonging to times long past, overflows with relevant lessons for Christians of today. When Samson fell for Delilah, it marked the beginning of his downfall and eventual demise. You will learn how Samson is just like you and me in many ways. His story proves that God can use people of faith, no matter how imperfectly they live their lives.

On the surface, Samson may have looked like a complete failure, but in the end he realized his utter dependence upon God. And in spite of his great sins and many weaknesses of character, he accomplished his God-given purpose. He turned his miserable mistakes into a final victory.

If you feel like a failure and you think it might be too late for you to turn to God, you'll be encouraged by this story of Samson and Delilah.

Read the Bible Story Summary: Samson and Delilah

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