Leadership Seminar (hosting Shane Willard)
She cried the whole seven days of the feast, so on the seventh day, he finally told her,
because she continued to nag him; and she in turn explained the riddle to her people.
Before sunset on the seventh day, the men of the town said to him: what is sweeter
than honey, what is stronger than a lion; and Samson said to them: if you had not
ploughed with my cow, you would not have solved the riddle.
So this thing starts out as a joke no one understands; it escalates into threats of
burning; she finds out the answer, they tell him the answer - and now he's calling his
wife a cow. This thing has escalated very, very quickly.
Then the Spirit of the Lord came upon him in power, and he went down to Ashkelon,
and he struck down 30 of their men, stripped them of their belongings, and gave their
clothes to those who explained the riddle. Why did he do that? Because that was the
bet, remember? The bet was: if you tell me the riddle, I give you 30 pieces of clothes. If I
tell you the riddle, then you have to give me 30 pieces of clothes. They tell him the
riddle, even though they cheated; and so what he does is, he goes down, he says: you
know what? I owe you 30 pieces of clothes, fair enough. So what I'm going to do, I'm
going to kill 30 of your friends, strip them naked, and I'll give you their clothes.
This thing started out as a joke no one understands, and it escalates into now 30 people
have lost their lives, and it keeps going. Watch how revenge works.
Burning with anger, he went up to his father's house, and Samson's wife was given to
his friends, who had attended him at the wedding.
So his best man at the wedding - the guy gave Samson's wife to him. So this thing
starts out as a joke no one understands, and now there's all of this tension.
Has anyone ever had a moment like this, where everything starts out light, and then
somebody says something stupid in the room and everything escalates, and you just
want to go hide? That's this.
It starts out as a joke no one understands, escalates into a threat of burning, they figure
out the riddle, he murders 30 people, strips them of their clothes to pay t he debt from
the riddle. As a result of that, her father gives her to his best man, instead of to him.
Gee - and it just keeps going.
Later on at the time of the wheat harvest, Samson took a young goat and went to visit
his wife; and he said: I'm going to my wife's room; but her father would not let him go in.
I was so sure you thoroughly hated her that I gave her to your friend. Isn't her younger
sister more attractive?
I don't know what Samson was looking at him like, for him to say that, because that
makes no sense - that I gave her to your friend. Isn't her younger sister more attractive?