But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass; and he did grind in the prison house. Howbeit the hair of his head began to grow again after he was shaven. And Samson said unto the lad that held him by the hand, Suffer me that I may feel the pillars whereupon the house standeth, that I may lean upon them. Now the house was full of men and women; and all the lords of the Philistines were there; and there were upon the roof about three thousand men and women, that beheld while Samson made sport. And Samson called unto the Lord, and said, O Lord God, remember me, I pray thee, and strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once, O God, that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes. And Samson took hold of the two middle pillars upon which the house stood, and on which it was borne up, of the one with his right hand, and of the other with his left. And Samson said, Let me die with the Philistines. And he bowed himself with all his might; and the house fell upon the lords, and upon all the people that were therein. So the dead which he slew at his death were more than they which he slew in his life.
Judges 16:21-22, 26-30
The story of Samson is loaded with life’s lessons. The Spirit of Truth placed this story in the Bible for us to learn great lessons. Every gift of God, every anointing, and talents is for divine purpose, when misused or abused it can have very dangerous consequences. From beauty to knowledge, from riches to political power. And all will give account to God of how each used the divine endowment. Thanks be to God, that shaven hairs can grow again and after we learned the hard life’s lessons, we can return, recapture and fulfil the purpose of God.