“If I had my way, I would tear this whole building down.” – Samson and Delilah – Bob Weir, The Grateful Dead
I don’t know if God has appointed Donald Trump to win the presidency. I know he is making a lot of people mad, but I see a lot of similarities to the Story of Samson from The Judges.
Donald is impulsive, immature, self-centered, vengeful…
He has a weakness for women…
It is all about the hair…
Everyone is afraid he is offending someone and the powers that be (media, the Republican Establishment, etc.), but he don’t care.
We are being ruled by Philistines (Political parties that can’t do or fix anything, plus a judiciary that makes up rules as they go).
And he may be being used to “tear this whole building down.”
Judges 14:1-4 “Samson went down to Timnah, and at Timnah he saw one of the daughters of the Philistines. Then he came up, and told his father and mother, “I saw one of the daughters of the Philistines at Timnah; now get her for me as my wife.” But his father and mother said to him, “Is there not a woman among the daughters of your kinsmen, or among all our people, that you must go to take a wife from the uncircumcised Philistines?” But Samson said to his father, “Get her for me; for she pleases me well.” His father and mother did not know that it was from the LORD; for he was seeking an occasion against the Philistines. At that time the Philistines had dominion over Israel.”
The Philistines killed Samson’s wife and father-in-law. And he went on a vengeance streak:
Judges 15:7-11 “And Samson said to them, “If this is what you do, I swear I will be avenged upon you, and after that I will quit.” And he smote them hip and thigh with great slaughter; and he went down and stayed in the cleft of the rock of Etam. Then the Philistines came up and encamped in Judah, and made a raid on Lehi. And the men of Judah said, “Why have you come up against us?” They said, “We have come up to bind Samson, to do to him as he did to us.” Then three thousand men of Judah went down to the cleft of the rock of Etam, and said to Samson, “Do you not know that the Philistines are rulers over us? What then is this that you have done to us?” And he said to them, “As they did to me, so have I done to them.””
You see, the people were afraid of their rulers. They cowered in fear and didn’t want anyone to cause trouble with the Philistines because it came back on them. So they preferred to live in quiet slavery. Eventually Samson was betrayed by his second wife, also a Philistine, named Delilah. (He wasn’t the smartest cookie in the box.) The Philistines captured Samson and blinded him and set him to work at a millstone to grind wheat.
Judges 16:22-30 “But the hair of his head began to grow again after it had been shaved. Now the lords of the Philistines gathered to offer a great sacrifice to Dagon their god, and to rejoice; for they said, “Our god has given Samson our enemy into our hand.” And when the people saw him, they praised their god; for they said, “Our god has given our enemy into our hand, the ravager of our country, who has slain many of us.” And when their hearts were merry, they said, “Call Samson, that he may make sport for us.” So they called Samson out of the prison, and he made sport before them. They made him stand between the pillars; and Samson said to the lad who held him by the hand, “Let me feel the pillars on which the house rests, that I may lean against them.” Now the house was full of men and women; all the lords of the Philistines were there, and on the roof there were about three thousand men and women, who looked on while Samson made sport. Then Samson called to 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 avenged upon the Philistines for one of my two eyes.” And Samson grasped the two middle pillars upon which the house rested, and he leaned his weight upon them, his right hand on the one and his left hand on the other. And Samson said, “Let me die with the Philistines.” Then he bowed with all his might; and the house fell upon the lords and upon all the people that were in it. So the dead whom he slew at his death were more than those whom he had slain during his life.”
Samson tore down the whole political structure with his dying last stand. If God wants to shake our political foundations, Donald Trump might be just the man to do it.