Scripture Reading

Judges Chapters 13 -14

Lesson 9: Samson, the Strong Judge with a Big Weakness

“Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me” (Psalm 119:133).

Although Samson performed exploits for God, he succumbed to sinful desires. The lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life each formed the basis for Samson’s decisions. He was his own worst enemy. No wonder the Bible exhorts us to examine ourselves (1 Corinthians 11:28) and to abide in Christ (John 15:4). If we entertain sin in our lives, we do so at great personal risk. [1]

Questions for LifeGroup Leaders:


Note(s) to LifeGroup Leaders:

  • Please read most of the commentary to your LifeGroup. You may summarize it if necessary, but there is nothing wrong with reading it. If you are a husband and wife team leading, perhaps take turns reading to the group. There is valuable review of the Scripture passages and application for effective discussion. Use your LifeGroup members to read Scripture.
  • The “Making It Personal” section is not designed for group discussion. These are questions that you might use to conclude before prayer. They are questions that prompt personal conviction and application. Please use them at your discretion to help your group.

[1] Glimmers of Hope in Dark Times: Judges and Ruth. (Schaumburg, IL: Regular Baptist Press, 2005), 65.

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