A story so disgusting that it is painful to read. The behavior of the men in this chapter is inexcusable, their depravity leads to many pointless deaths. The casting away of God’s moral laws comes straight from hell.
The tribe of Dan could not subdue their land, so some looked elsewhere, stealing idols and a priest to bless them on the way. If gods can be stolen then they are not divine, yet lost souls still go after dud gods.
The book of Judges now breaks with the chronology, taking us back as far as the first chapter. Events to the book tell the story of a people disinterested in God’s commandments, and also of the evil they reaped for it.
The delight and relief felt by the Philistines for capturing and blinding Samson would be short lived. In the end he calls up to Yahweh one last time for one last catastrophic strike on the enemies of God’s people.
As was typical of the people of God then again doing evil, again Samson is where he does not belong. This behavior reaches its climax in the house of Delilah as she finds the source of his strength and removes it