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BY CHARLES H. SPURGEON



" And Samson lay till midnight, and arose at midnight, and took
the doors of the gate of the city, and the two posts, and went away
with them, bar and all, and put them upon his shoulders, and carried
them up to the top of an hill that is before Hebron." JUDGES xvi. 3.
BY CHARLES H. SPURGEON



" And Samson lay till midnight, and arose at midnight, and took
the doors of the gate of the city, and the two posts, and went away
with them, bar and all, and put them upon his shoulders, and carried
them up to the top of an hill that is before Hebron." JUDGES xvi. 3.

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OUR CHAMPIOBY CHARLES H. SPURGEO" And Samson lay till midnight, and arose at midnight, and took the doors of the gate of the city, and the two posts, and went awaywith them, bar and all, and put them upon his shoulders, and carriedthem up to the top of an hill that is before Hebron." JUDGES xvi. 3.| OOE, Samson ! We cannot say much about himby way of an example to believers. We musthold hi ITI up in two lights as a beacon and asa prodigy. He is a beacon to us all, for heshows us that no strength of body can sufficeto deliver from weakness of mind. Here was a manwhom no fellow-man could overcome, but he lost hiseyes through a woman a man mighty enough to renda lion like a kid, yet, in due time, though himself stronger than a lion, he is bound with chains. When1 think of the infatuation of which Samson was thesubject, and remember how we are men of like passionswith him. I can only, for myself and for you, put upthe prayer, " Lord, hold thon me up, and I shall besafe." And Samson is also a prodigy. He is more awonder as a believer than he is even as a man. It ismarvellous that a man could smite thousands of Philistines with no better \veapon than the jaw-bone of auevvly killed ass, but it is more marvellous still that180 Types and Emblems.Samson should be a saint, ranked among those illustrious ones saved by faith, though such a sinner. St.Paul has put him among the worthies in the eleventh
 
chapter of the Hebrews. Paul wrote by inspirationTherefore, there can be no mistake about it Samsonwas saved. Indeed, when I see his child-like faith,the way in which he dashed against the Philistines,hip and thigh, and smote them with a great slaughterthe way in which he cast aside all reckonings andprobabilities, and in simple confidence in his God casthimself about to do the most tremendous feats of valorwhen I see this, I cannot but wonder and admire.The Old Testament biographies were never writtenfor our imitation, but they were written for our instruction. Upon this one matter, what a volume of force thereis in such lessons ! " See," says God, " what faith cando. Here is a man, full of infirmities, a sorry fool ;yet, through his child-like faith he lives. The justshall live by faith. He has many sad flaws and spots,but his heart is right towards God ; he does trust inhis Lord, and he does give himself up as a consecratedman to his Lord s service, and, therefore, he shall besaved." I look upon Samson s case as a great wonder,put in Scripture for the encouragement of great sinners. If such a man as Samson, nevertheless, prevailsby faith to enter the kingdom of heaven, so shall youand I. Though our characters may have been disfigured by many vices, and hitherto we may havecommitted a multitude of sins, if we can trust Christto save us he will purge us with hyssop, and we shallbe clean ; he will wash us, and we shall be whiter thanenow ; and in our death we shall fall asleep in theOur Champion. 181arms of sovereign mercy to wake up in the likeness of Christ.But, I am going to leave Samson alone, except as hemay furnish us with a picture of our Lord Jesus Christ.Samson, like many other Old Testament heroes, was a
 
type of our Lord. He is specially so in this case. 1ehall invite you to look at Christ rather than Samson.First, come andbehold our champion at his work; then,let us go and survey the work when he has accomplishedit ; and, thirdly, let us inquire what use we can makeof the work which lie has performed.I. Come with me, then, brethren, AD LOOK AT OUR MIGHTY CHAMPIO AT HIS WORK. You remember whenour Samson, our Lord Jesus, came down to the Gazaof this world, twas love that brought him ; love to amost unworthy object, for he loved the sinful churchwhich had gone astray from him many and many times ;yet came he from heaven, and left the ease and delightsof his Father s palace to put himself among the Philistines, the sons of sin and Satan here below. It wasrumored among men that the Lord of glory was in theworld, and straightway they took counsel together howthey would slay him. Herod makes a clean sweep of all the children of two years old and under, that he maybe sure to slay the new-born Prince. Afterward scribesand priests and lawyers hunt and hound him. Satantempts him in the wilderness, and provokes him whenin public. Death also pursues him, for he has markedhim as his prey. At last the time comes when thetriple host of the Saviour s foes has fairly environedhim and shut him in. They have dragged him beforePilate ; they have scourged him on the pavement ; they182 Types and Emblems.drag him while his back drips on the stones of Jerusalem s streets ; they pierce his hands and his feet ; they lifthim up, a spectacle of scorn and suffering ; and now,while dying in pangs extreme, and especially when hecloses his eyes, and cries out, " It is finished," sin, Satan,and death all feel that they have the Champion safe.There he lies silently in the tomb. He who is to bruise

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