Judges 14:5-6 (ANIV)
[5 Samson went down to Timnah together with his father and mother. As they approached the vineyards of Timnah, suddenly a young lion came roaring towards him.] 6 The Spirit of the Lord came upon him in power so that he tore the lion apart with his bare hands as he might have torn a young goat. But he told neither his father nor his mother what he had done.
TIME OF DAY:
The Bible doesn’t specify the time of day.
There is sunlight used in this scene, coming from above & to the right
Samson and lion
This design was originally drawn for a “Bad Day” mug. I like the simplicity of the scene, in that the background, grass & ground is very uncomplicated, helping to focus the viewers attention solely on the struggle between Samson & the lion.
14:6 MIRACLE, Nature (2.23A)
God’s miracle-workers may not always be our best examples in other areas of life. From conception onwards (Judges 13:3) Samson’s life was marked by miracles. Although commentators may point to his diet as the source of his strength (See Judges 13:5-7, Numbers 6:1-4), the Bible clearly states that in fact it came as a gift from the Holy Spirit. Despite his success in protecting his people, the easily-allured, young, foolish Samson did not set a good example of wisdom or conduct for us to follow. Despite disobedience and failure (see Judges 16:19), Samson was allowed one final great victory over the Philistines (see Judges 16:30).
God chooses who will perform His miracles, and when. We cannot limit Him as He carries out His purposes.