The Israelites disobeyed the laws of God, so God left the Israelites to fall into the hands of their enemies and they became the slaves to the Philistines. After 40 years, God sent an angel to appear to Manoah’s wife and told her that she would conceive and have a son. God’s plan was to use him to deliver the Israelites from the hands of the Philistines during that time.

The boy was named as Samson. As directed by the angel, his hair was never to be cut, he must not drink wine or eat any unclean food, he was to be set apart as a Nazirite of God. God blessed him and he grew up tall and strong.

One day, when he traveled to Timnath and fell in love with a Philistine girl, disobeying God’s law. During one of his journey to visit the Philistine girl, he was attacked by a lion. The spirit of the Lord came upon him in power that he could tore the lion apart with his bare hands as he might have torn a young goat.

On a later journey to marry the Philistine girl, he returned to look at the carcass of the lion and found a swarm of bees and a hive full of honey inside. Samson ate some of the honey and took some for his parents without telling them how he had obtained it. It was unclean for him to scoop out the honey from the carcass of the dead lion.

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