Samson. He ruled through his strength. This idea that if you have enough strength and power you can get what you want and live by whatever rules you want to, is super sexy and very tempting to buy into. And honestly, if you are only looking at the outside of a persons life, it seems like it is true!
The problem is, if you look closely, strength and power will only get us so far in life. Eventually, our own strength and our own power will betray us if we don't understand where our strength comes from. Our outer strength will crumble if not supported by an internal strength that is from within. And that's exactly what happened to Samson.
Scripture: Judges 13-16