Thus Samson was used as God’s executioner among the Philistines, but he himself was made to smart for his folly. His foolish love yielded him small solace; where he doted he found deceit and desertion. It is perilous to any man to allow his weaker passions to become his guide. Sooner or later sinful joys will curdle into miseries. Never let us run such risks as Samson dared to encounter. Let his wreck be our beacon.
Up believer, face the lion,
Thou shalt rend it like a kid,
Jesus’ mighty name rely on,
Face thy foe as thou art bid.
Start not at his loudest roaring,
Slay him in Jehovah’s strength:
Then from forth his carcass pouring,
Honey shall be thine at length.