Being Samson’s parents must have been a tough and nerve-wracking experience. The Angel of the Lord blesses them with a child but their told that he is going to be a a mighty warrior who would save Israel from their enemies, the Philistines. Then when he grows up he forces his parents to help him marry a woman from the very group that God is trying to save Israel from. But we can learn a lot from Samson’s mistake!
“Now Samson went down to Timnah, and saw a woman in Timnah of the daughters of the Philistines. So he went up and told his father and mother, saying, ‘I have seen a woman in Timnah of the daughters of the Philistines; now therefore, get her for me as a wife.’ Then his father and mother said to him, ‘Is there no woman among the daughters of your brethren, or among all my people, that you must go and get a wife from the uncircumcised Philistines?’ And Samson said to his father, ‘Get her for me, for she pleases me well.’” Judges 14:1-3