Children grow; prepare them in the way of the Lord 

Old Testament: Jdg 13.24–25

To read the Bible in a year, read Judges 12–14 on April 4, In the year of our Lord Christ 2022

By Don Ruhl 

The Lord gave a married couple a son, whom they raised in the Lord, and he became a great judge for Israel: 

So the woman bore a son and called his name Samson; and the child grew, and the LORD blessed him. And the Spirit of the LORD began to move upon him at Mahaneh Dan between Zorah and Eshtaol.

– Judges 13.24–25 

Although Samson did some things that he should not have done, yet, he lived by faith, knowing that the Lord was with him. That made him fearless and so he delivered Israel from an enemy nation, and functioned as a judge among them. 

Bring up your children in the Lord and see what happens. 

Questions: 

  • Can you find Mahaneh Dan, Zorah, and Eshtaol on a map? 
  • In what way did the Lord bless Samson? 

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