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Summary: To teach those who are sidetracked and easily confused to focus on the LORD JESUS alone.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Are you easily sidetracked and confused by other things rather than focus on GOD's calling in your life?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To teach those who are sidetracked and easily confused to focus on the LORD JESUS alone.

IV. TEXT:

Judges 14:14 (Amplified Bible)

14:14 And he said to them, Out of the eater came forth food, and out of the strong came forth sweetness. And they could not solve the riddle in three days.

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for because of Your own Divine effort I always renew my mind according to Your WORD, always fixing my eyes upon You and I only take delight in the LORD.

VI. TITLE:

Out of the strong something sweet

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: unknown, but tradition attributes it to Samuel

B. Date written: 1086 - 1035 B.C.

C. Purpose: To review Israel's history following the conquest and prior to the Monarchy; and to demonstrate the consequence of sinful rebellion, in spite of God's repeated gracious provision of political and spiritual leaders.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines

D. To whom written: The nation of Israel

E. Main Theme: The History of Israel during the times of the fifteen judges.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines

F. Key word: Apostasy

G. Key verse: Judges 17:6 (Amplified Bible)

17:6 In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did what was right in his own eyes.

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. Out of the eater came forth food

"And he said to them, Out of the eater came forth food,"

Samson is like the lion that he killed. The LORD was leading him to know his life here on earth, as devourer, hunter, killer and eater of the Philistines. Samson's purpose in life is to make war with the Philistines. So in his riddle, he was the eater which later on brought food to his enemies, the Philistines. Samson was a prophet in essence as implied because he was prophesying about his life here on earth.

Like Apostle Paul was imprisoned because of the gospel, but Apostle Paul saw these things not an disadvantage but in fact an advantage and benefit for the Philippian believers, he mentioned that his imprisonment was served to advance and give a renewed impetus to the spreading of the Gospel.

Philippians 1:12 (Amplified Bible)

1:12 Now I want you to know and continue to rest assured, brethren, that what [has happened] to me [this imprisonment] has actually only served to advance and give a renewed impetus to the [spreading of the] good news (the Gospel).

Samson was sidetracked because of the deceiving beauties of the harlot: Delilah and was not able to accomplish his full purpose in life, that was total destruction of the Philistines. For Delilah had reduced Samson to a piece of bread.

Proverbs 6:26 (Amplified Bible)

6:26 For on account of a harlot a man is brought to a piece of bread, and the adulteress stalks and snares [as with a hook] the precious life [of a man].

Proverbs 7:10 (Amplified Bible)

7:10 And behold, there met him a woman, dressed as a harlot and sly and cunning of heart.


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