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Heroes Without Halos > Heroic Flaws: Samson

Chuck Roberts

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July 27, 2014

We have caricatures of Samson as the ultimate body builder. His actual story is that of a hero without a halo: Samson was a man who was led by God to use his gifts but forgot that God was the source of his gift.

 

Heroes Without Halos

The stories of the Bible happened in a hero culutre. But biblical heroes surprise us. They are not superhuman. They are often weak, lowly, and make wrong choices. They are ordinary people whom God uses to carry out His work. The triumph of the biblical hero is God's, not the hero's.

Judges 16:15-22

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