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Saturday, April 21, 2018

God Still Works Through Fools Like Samson

Why God Still Works Through Fools Like Samson
Theology
Why God Still Works Through Fools Like Samson
The deeply flawed Old Testament “hero” was set apart for a very specific purpose.
Fred Smith
Growing up in church as a scrawny kid, I was captured by stories of David slaying Goliath, Gideon defeating the Midianites, and especially Samson taking out 1,000 Philistines practically barehanded. While I loved the daring of those figures, I was also taught to be careful about the temptations of great champions: David’s moral failure and desperate attempts to cover it up, Gideon’s late-in-life slip into creating an idol and snare for his family, and the dramatic and colorful life of ...
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