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
Samson returns for his wife only to find that she has been given to another. Enraged, he sets the fields and groves of the Philistines on fire, causing the Philistines to retaliate, yet Samson slew them by God’s strength.
Samson disregarded the explicit command of God for His people to not marry unbelievers. On his way to make marriage arrangements he faced a lion, later deceivers, which lead to his killing of Philistine men.