Then went Samson to Gaza, and saw there an harlot, and went in to her.…
The lesson of Samson's life is "Individualism in religion: what God can accomplish for His people by the power of a single arm." Wherein lay his strength?
I. IN HIS EARLY CONSECRATION TO GOD. And just in proportion to the degree of our consecration will be the extent of our influence and success in the Divine service. We are weak in the ratio of what we reserve. Give up little for Christ, and we will accomplish little. Give up all, and we shall be more than conquerors through Him who loves us.
II. IN DOING THE WORK ASSIGNED HIM.
III. IN FIGHTING WITH THE WEAPON GIVEN HIM.
IV. SAMSON WAS PREPARED TO DIE FOR HIS CAUSE. And Samson said, "Let me die with the Philistines." This was the Hebrew warrior's greatest and most heroic exploit. He gave his life for his country.
( R. Balgarnie, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Then went Samson to Gaza, and saw there an harlot, and went in unto her.