In our Judges passage, Samson throws a seven-day feast and bets his guests that they can't guess his riddle. If he wins, they will each give him a garment, but if they win, he will give each of them a garment. The riddle, given in 14:14, is as follows:
“Out of the eater came something to eat.
Out of the strong came something sweet.”
After some deceit, his guests guess his riddle. (It's not really a guess, because they have been told the answer: honey from the carcass of a lion.)
After reading this, I began to wonder, are there any other riddles in the Bible? I looked, and found this other one:
Three things are never satisfied;
four never say, “Enough”:
16 Sheol, the barren womb,
the land never satisfied with water,
and the fire that never says, “Enough.”
In Psalm 78:-14, the psalmist writes:
Give ear, O my people, to my teaching;
incline your ears to the words of my mouth!
2 I will open my mouth in a parable;
I will utter dark sayings from of old,
3 things that we have heard and known,
that our fathers have told us.
4 We will not hide them from their children,
but tell to the coming generation
the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might,
and the wonders that he has done.
While there are riddles in the Bible, I thank God that the Bible isn't a riddle! It's not given to us as something with mysteries to unlock, but as instruction for our souls. God doesn't hide its meaning from us, but delights in revealing Himself to His children. And God calls us to instruct our own children about the truth of His Word. Just as God has made His truth available to you, I hope you will be about the task of making God's Word understandable to others.
I pray that God will enlighten your eyes today, and give you an opportunity to share that truth with others.