Then went Samson to Gaza, and saw there an harlot, and went in to her.…
I. THAT GOD HAS RESPECT TO THE EMERGENCIES OF HIS PEOPLE. The raising of one man, rather than a host, to break the power of the Philistines, served to manifest the Divine power.
II. THAT MORAL FEEBLENESS MAY CO-EXIST WITH THE HIGHEST PHYSICAL ENERGY. Many giants in body are dwarfs in soul. Many who have slain an army have been slain by their own lusts.
III. SAMSON'S HISTORY SHOWS THAT GREAT PHYSICAL STRENGTH IS NOT THE HIGHEST GOOD OF MAN. Here God furnishes the world with a striking example that great muscular energy, apart from moral goodness, is of little worth. Look at the misery to which he was reduced — blinded, deluded, destroyed.
IV. SAMSON'S HISTORY SHOWS THAT ONE MAN, THROUGH GOD, CAN ACCOMPLISH GREAT THINGS.
Parallel VersesKJV: Then went Samson to Gaza, and saw there an harlot, and went in unto her.