5 So Samson went down to Timnah with his father and mother, and came to the vineyards of Timnah.
Now to his surprise, a young lion came roaring against him. 6 And the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon him, and he tore the lion apart as one would have torn apart a young goat, though he had nothing in his hand. But he did not tell his father or his mother what he had done.
7 Then he went down and talked with the woman; and she pleased Samson well. 8 After some time, when he returned to get her, he turned aside to see the carcass of the lion. And behold, a swarm of bees and honey were in the carcass of the lion. 9 He took some of it in his hands and went along, eating. When he came to his father and mother, he gave some to them, and they also ate. But he did not tell them that he had taken the honey out of the carcass of the lion.
10 So his father went down to the woman. And Samson gave a feast there, for young men used to do so. 11 And it happened, when they saw him, that they brought thirty companions to be with him.
12 Then Samson said to them, “Let me pose a riddle to you. If you can correctly solve and explain it to me within the seven days of the feast, then I will give you thirty linen garments and thirty changes of clothing. 13 But if you cannot explain it to me, then you shall give me thirty linen garments and thirty changes of clothing.”
And they said to him, “Pose your riddle, that we may hear it.”
14 So he said to them:
“Out of the eater came something to eat,
And out of the strong came something sweet.”
Now for three days they could not explain the riddle.
15 But it came to pass on the [b]seventh day that they said to Samson’s wife, “Entice your husband, that he may explain the riddle to us, or else we will burn you and your father’s house with fire. Have you invited us in order to take what is ours? Is that not so?”
16 Then Samson’s wife wept on him, and said, “You only hate me! You do not love me! You have posed a riddle to the sons of my people, but you have not explained it to me.”
And he said to her, “Look, I have not explained it to my father or my mother; so should I explain it to you?” 17 Now she had wept on him the seven days while their feast lasted. And it happened on the seventh day that he told her, because she pressed him so much. Then she explained the riddle to the sons of her people. 18 So the men of the city said to him on the seventh day before the sun went down:
“What is sweeter than honey?
And what is stronger than a lion?”
And he said to them:
“If you had not plowed with my heifer,
You would not have solved my riddle!”
19 Then the Spirit of the Lord came upon him mightily, and he went down to Ashkelon and killed thirty of their men, took their apparel, and gave the changes of clothing to those who had explained the riddle. So his anger was aroused, and he went back up to his father’s house. 20 And Samson’s wife was given to his companion, who had been his best man.
According to Samson account of the lion it shows that he remained calm despite having encountered an outstanding experience. It took him time to narrate the lion encounter. This account gives us a lesson that you need to remain calm when you have done something outstanding. You need not rush and you must learn to prosper in silence. We have people in life who rush on top of the mountain to announce their progress before the project or achievement has gone through to completion. We are taught of a very important lesson here and must follow suit.
Having looked at the woman and was pleased by her, it developed a spiritual connection between the two such that the connection or emotional bond perpetuated the relationship which resulted in the marriage of Samson with the woman. The woman loved Samson back when he looked at her and that supports the notion that, if what you love, loves you back then there is manifestation of a bond between the two of you. it starts in the spiritual realm and once that is approved in the spirit, it becomes easy in the physical. The same applies to our life experiences; whether its finance, marriage, business contract, job, farming or any section of life. If what you love, loves you back then you are done; its’s yours. If you love buying and selling is in your interest and it loves you back, everything that you buy and sell will be bought like hot buns, whilst your neighbour seems to be selling illegal goods yet they are the same. Once that fails, then you won’t go anywhere, no matter how much effort you put. It will be overwhelmed with an array of problems; a chain reaction of mishaps.
May the power of God start to remove mistakes and mishaps in your life, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ!
May God guide your time and actions!
Even on your phone, may the spirit of the Lord guide you to stop typing certain content and you respond immediately.
The riddle posed by Samson to the men was spoiled by his wife-to-be when she divulged it to the men against the wish of Samson. This is a weakness that happens with many of today’s women, they cannot close their mouth even with secrets of their marriage. What she doesn’t realise is that, she may divulge important information that can put the husband life at risk or jeopardise the husband’s projects. The woman of Timnah lost her husband-to-be, Samson because of her failure to close her mouth.
A woman needs to learn keeping secrets of her marriage to herself. Whether the husband is rich or poor she has to love and respect him in spite of all that. A woman must love and respect her husband in all circumstances. On the other hand, love only does not sustain marriage; a man must work harder for his family’s wealth because without money, love does not flourish. A real man must strive harder every time to work and improve the financial life of his family. A real man must try everything to better his life and that of his family. Laziness must never be found in a real man’s life; he must die empty, meaning he must try all means and methods to change his life and that of future generations. Respect from your wife is effective when you are financially secure. You earn the respect through personal commitment and not by word of mouth. Thus, men, learn to work harder and never give up life when still alive and active as a man.
We give all glory to God. Mbiri kunaJesu.