Just to show you that Bible riddles are “biblical” it’s time to do the “original Bible riddle” that also challenges your Bible knowledge. Today’s riddle comes from none other than the man Samson, one of the great judges of Israel. He gave people seven days to find the answer to this riddle:
“Out of the eater came something to eat, and out of the strong came something sweet.”
What was Samson talking about? Do you remember the answer? If you do, you don’t have to worry about any consequences for sharing it with everyone because I didn’t promise anyone a prize.
If you don’t know the answer, but you’d like to know what it is, you can find it by reading Judges 14:5-17.
Have a great day!
For what price will you give up that which you value as precious? Samson had an interest in Delilah, but it does not appear that Delilah had the same interest in him as he toward her. To whatever degree she had any interest in Samson, her interest could be bought. For a large sum of money she was enticed to find and divulge Samson’s great strength. She was tempted with an amount that is suggested in today’s terms to be near 15 million dollars (Younger, p. 316). Samson, of course, was innocent in none of this. He continually put his dignity on the line as he played and became a thorn in the side of the Philistine people. It was not long before both paid a price.
The word dignity pertain to one’s honor, worth, and esteem. For Delilah, her dignity was worth a large sum of money; she paid it (or for it she was paid). But what about Samson? As a judge over Israel he gave his dignity away for a small bit of “red pottage” (cf. Genesis 25:27-34). Is your dignity for sale? If so, how much? A large sum of money, pleasure, or the blood of Calvary?
This is an important point to not be missed. The Scriptures are clear in that each person is bound for an eternal hell (Romans 3:23; 6:23), but that Jesus came to this earth to pay a price not a single one of could pay (Romans 5:6-8). Thus, though we are not worthy of salvation, the dignity of Christ was given up in order to save a lost and pitiful soul (Luke 19:10; Acts 20:28). He did this because of His mercy. That is an immeasurable price and worthy of our remembrance. RT