Strange Workings – May 1, 2019

Judges 13.1-14.20; John 1.29-51; Psalm 102.1-28; Proverbs 14.15-16

Samson wants to take a Philistine wife. Everything about this seems like a really, really poor idea, which of course his parents try to point out to Samson. Everything except the fact that God is at work in this situation to bring about an attack on the Philistines. In what ways does this seem like a really odd way to work?

Questions:

What was the significance of Samson being singled out as a Nazirite (something he does poorly, by the way)?

What does it mean for Jesus to be the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world?

How does the psalmist contrast his life (and in a sense, our life as well) and the life of God?

The wise are cautious; the foolish plunge ahead. How have you seen this to be true in your life?

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