Ring The Bell Quiz
#1 lesson to learn from Samson:
Don't depend on your own
strength to get through each day;
depend on God. He is the
supplier of all good things.
lesson to learn from Samson:
Revenge never ends, so don't even start!
This is the story of Samson; his family was from the
tribe of Dan.
An angel came to Manoah's wife to tell
her that she would have a baby and he would deliver
God's people from the Philistines.
Manoah was not present when the angel
talked to his wife, so he asked God to send the angel
back so he could talk to him.
Then the angel appeared again to
Manoah's wife; she ran to get her husband so they could
receive instruction. Samson's mother was to eat
and drink only certain things and they were told never
to cut Samson's hair.
It is interesting that Samson's
father, Manoah did not realize that it was an angel that
told them about Samson.
Not until the angel ascended up into heaven in the flame
of the altar did they realize that this person was not
just a man.
One day, a roaring lion
came toward Samson and he was able to kill the lion with
his bare hands. Some time later as Samson walked
to Timnah to get his Philistine wife, he noticed that
there was a nest of bees with honey in the carcass of
So at the wedding feast
he posed a riddle to the 30 men there:
"Out of the eater came something to eat
And out of the strong came something sweet"
The people at the
wedding feast were Philistines and the Philistines
didn't like Samson because he was an Israelite.
Samson told them that if they solved the riddle, then he
would get for them 30 changes of clothes; but if they
could not, then they had to give Samson 30 changes of
The men asked the woman
that Samson was to marry what the answer was; but she
didn't know. They told her that she better find
out and tell them or they would burn her house down.
So she continually begged Samson to tell her the answer.
Finally, Samson got tired of her asking, so he told her
that the eater was a lion and the sweet was honey.
Samson killed 30 men of
Ashkelon in order to get the 30 changes of clothes for
the 30 men at the marriage feast. But now, Samson
Samson burned the
fields and vineyards of the Philistines and in revenge,
the Philistines burned the house of the woman and her
family that Samson was to marry.