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Aug 18, 2019

One Thing Leads To Another

Passage: Judges 14-15

Speaker: Dr. Steven Laufer

Series: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Category: Sunday Sermons

The list of vices in Samson’s narrative is easy to compile: greed, anger, dishonesty, disrespect of parents, lust, and vengeance just to name a few. Most readers are well aware of how Samson’s character issues led to his own losses and suffering, but we should also take note how those same issues had adverse effects on his family and community. Active consequences on others are visible and missed blessings for Israel are easy to imagine. Our successes and failures don’t happen in a vacuum. Our obedience toward God leads to blessings not only for ourselves, but also for others. And in the same vein, our failures effect not only ourselves, but have consequences for those around us.