A TRIBUTE IN LOVE
LOVE GAINED: LOVE LOST (SAMSON, DELILAH, JEZEBEL)
Part 3: Samson Called From The Womb
In the name of Almighty God, Master of the universe Ruler of all the earth
Peace be unto you. To the Church and believing Christians everywhere. To those that believe in the Bible as the supreme authority that governs all of humankind. In this we give thanks to God the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit that leads and guides us the straightway.
Beloved with Samson’s calling should he have known what real love is? Does free-will still rest upon us even when we are born through the miraculous? Samson was born as a result of God’s will towards a barren mother. He was supposed to do great work for the Lord. However instead of defeating the Philistines Samson got involved in personal conflict and crimes of passion.
But what can we learn from our study of Samson? If you are a true man of God can you love a harlot? Can you leave God for a little while and come back? Do some allegedly leave God at prescribed times daily or frequently and come back? Can they come back?
Follow us to the 13th Division of Judges as we begin to see what the Bible reveals about Samson. We suggest that you read and study the entire chapter we will begin our discussion at:
Judges 13: 3-5: “And the angel of the Lord appeared unto the woman, and said unto her, Behold now, thou art barren, and barest not: but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son.”
“Now therefore beware, I pray thee, and drink not wine nor strong drink, and eat not any unclean thing:”
“For, lo, thou shall conceive and bear a son; and no razor shall come on his head: for the child shall be a Nazarite unto God from the womb: and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines.”
We see several cases in the Bible where a childless couple and a barren wife are permitted to have a child. Therefore there is something very special about a miraculous birth. Also an angel often is prominent in the on-going set of circumstances.
Verse 4 reveals certain conditions of a Nazarite. The son that was promised to this woman was to be a Nazarite from his birth. The mother was also pledged to the Nazarite standards. He was not to eat any food that was taken from the vine. His hair was not to be cut. This son was also to grow up to deliver the Israelites from the Philistines.
The rules for the Nazarite vow are found at Numbers 6. The Nazarite vow was a special vow. The word is derived from the word NAZAR which means separate. Thus the person making the vow was supposed to separate himself from the rest in a special sense of conduct and observance. However we must point out that Samson was chosen for special service as a Nazarite from the womb born of a Nazarite mother.
The angel of the Lord gives the mother and father Manoah instructions on the proper training of the child. The father also prayed for instructions. We will now proceed to the last two verses found here to note Samson’s birth.
Judges 13: 24: “And the woman bare a son, and called his name Samson: and the child grew, and the Lord blessed him.
13: 25: “And the Spirit of the Lord began to move him at times in the camp of Dan between Zorah and Eshtaol.”
True to the promise from God the son was born and his name was Samson. But what is this Spirit of God? Was this the miraculous in motion in action?