Thursday, September 16, 2010

Samson and Jesus: Studies in Contrast

Samson and Jesus: Studies in Contrast
(Pyromaniacs: Dan Phillips)

Judges and kings all foreshadow Christ, one might say — yet, in some, the foreshadowing is by way of contrast. Was there a greater than Samson, in this way?

One might say that Samson was dedicated to God from the womb (Judges 13:7), as was Christ (Luke 1:35), but there the similarity ends. Samson's dedication was external and formal, Christ's was internal and real.

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