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random thought about Sampson

August 26, 2008

Pastor talked about Sampson this past Sunday and I had a side-thought.

“And the Angel of the LORD appeared to the woman and said to her, ‘Indeed now, you are barren and have borne no children, but you shall conceive and bear a son. Now therefore, please be careful not to drink wine or similar drink, and not to eat anything unclean. For behold, you shall conceive and bear a son. And no razor shall come upon his head, for the child shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb; and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines.'” (Judges 13:3-5)

Sampson was set apart to God before he was even conceived. He was to fulfill the requirements of a Nazirite his entire life, which seems to start at the moment his mother becomes pregnant.

It’s not earth shattering, and I think most of us know that God is not for abortion. I guess I just never thought of the story of Sampson as a plug for “life begins at conception.”

That’s all.

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