Judges 16

  1. What can we learn from this chapter concerning:
    (a) the folly and fruit of sin;
    (b) the exultation of the ungodly at the downfall of God’s servants;
    (c) God’s enduring mercy to the penitent?
  2. Contrast the sad end to Samson’s life with its bright dawn in the sincere desire of his parents to rear him aright (13:8, 12).
    Can you suggest reasons why Samson fulfilled so little of his potential?
    Under what conditions is it possible for the Christian to exhibit similar powerlessness?