This post is Day 8 in a series of studies about “Samson”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.

Feel free to comment below with your own thoughts about each verse and how you will be acting on each thought. Also, if you haven’t yet signed up to receive the notifications of new studies, you can do that today. (The form is at the bottom of the page).

Samson – Day 8

Judges 14:5-6

Samson went down to Timnah together with his father and mother. As they approached the vineyards of Timnah, suddenly a young lion came roaring toward him. The Spirit of The Lord came powerfully upon him so that he tore the lion apart with his bare hands as he might have torn a young goat. But he told neither his father nor his mother what he had done.

The Thought

What a strange episode this is, creating many unanswered questions. If Samson was with his parents as this verse tells us, how could they not have been aware of his episode with this lion? And why did he not tell them what had happened?

Why did The Lord not prevent the lion from attacking Samson? Was it to prove to him that he had the strength to rise to any fight that presented itself?

Whatever the reasons, the mission to meet his bride was successful (v7), and he returned later to marry her. On that same road to Timnah, he remembered the lion incident and he turned aside to look at the lion’s carcass, and in it he saw a swarm of bees and some honey.

That was something else that many of us would fear, or at least avoid, but not Samson. He scooped out the honey with his hands and ate as he went along. When he rejoined his parents, he gave them some, and they too ate it. But he did not tell them that he had taken the honey from the lion’s carcass (v9).


Think today about some of the things you didn’t tell your parents when you were younger. Why did you keep those things secret? If you have children, ask yourself if they tell you everything.

Remember that “Laha Roi” is one of God’s names meaning “The God who sees” (Genesis 16:13).

Read that chapter today and think about what God sees as He looks at you today.

For a full list of online studies available on this site, please click here.

If there is a subject you would like to see on this site, please use the comment section below or drop us an email (there’s a link at the very top of the page). We can’t promise to cover them all, and our studies are usually prepared a month or two in advance, so please be patient.

For a full list of physical resources available through this site, please click here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *