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Blinded by Arrogance

Judges 14:1-7

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SKU: LW4582
Author: Idleman, Kyle

It’s easy to assume that Samson’s blind spot is his messy romance or his lack of self-control, but is it possible that those are just symptoms of a deeper issue? The text gives us glimpses of an arrogance that takes on many forms in Samson’s life.  He doesn’t listen to the counsel of others. He has numerous moral failures, but he lacks the humility to admit them. He uses, and in some cases, abuses his God-given strength for personal gain. His arrogance leads to a story full of irony. His strength, ultimately, is one of his greatest weaknesses. His metaphorical blindspot becomes the reason for his own literal blindness. 

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