These two verses highlight the two major themes developed in Samson's life:
- Samson was living by what his eyes saw, even when it was forbidden by God.
- Samson thought that there were no consequences for breaking his vow to God.
Most people who have heard of Samson know about “Samson and Delilah,” but there are actually three women in the story of Samson: all of them are Philistines and all of them appeal to his eyes and desires.
At least five times Samson broke his Nazirite vow, but only on the last time do we see the complete collapse of his life.
When you put the two threads together, what we see is that
Samson was a man set apart for God’s purposes, who instead was living for his own pleasures,
And thinking there were no consequences for doing so.