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Samson – Day 29

Judges 16:25

While they were in high spirits, they shouted, “Bring out Samson to entertain us.” So they called Samson out of the prison, and he performed for them.

The Thought

There are no details given to us about exactly what Samson did to entertain these heathen people who were celebrating their own god Dagon. But it seems that whatever he did amused them, and that the “fun” the people enjoyed was just taunting Samson with their words. Words can be very hurtful when they are used in that way. And people can hurt others with their words when they are angry, drunk, or just being sarcastic!

The next verse tells us that Samson asked to be placed between the pillars of Dagon’s temple. Samson said to the servant who held his hand, “Put me where I can feel the pillars that support the temple, so that I may lean against them” (Judges 16:26).

He had a God inspired plan to have the last word. Sadly it was his own personal last word too, because it caused his death. But it was one more message to those Philistines that the God of Samson was more powerful than theirs! It certainly must have amazed the crowd and stopped their festivities with a loud scream.


Think today about times you have been criticised or taunted, maybe not as an adult, but many of us suffered in some way at school from the words of others, whether teachers, other students, or sometimes our own family. Ask God to remove any scars from those words that may be still affecting you today. Deep hurts from the past can affect our health and our attitudes for many years of our adult lives.

Pray for any who hurt you with their words, remembering Jesus’ words on the cross. Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing (Luke 23:34).

Pray for your own words to be God inspired, whether in christian settings or worldly ones.

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