I hope it is clear that I am making fun of Samson for being totally dumb, not the story of Samson.
I asked my best friend Laura to explain what the story of Samson was about and she did it pretty well. She said it was an instance that showed how ‘God can use us even though we often yield to temptation’. This is a pretty good explanation if you never thought about it.
I asked her to explain what “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” was all about since it seems like it would be pretty hard to tear a goat apart, and Laura explained that he had already been super strong for a while at that part of the story, so Samson probably went around tearing young goats apart and got really good at it.
I also hope it is clear that Samson was totally dumb and there is no reason he had to set all those foxes on fire.