Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Genesis Bible Study

Genesis Bible Study Chapter 34


In Genesis 34, why is there no mention of Dinah grief?  We can only imaging she was brokenhearted because of what happened to her and the reaction within her own family.  

Psalm 34:18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”  Psalms 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Lesson from Dinah: The Lord is the source of emotional healing.

Unfortunately, Dinah’s family did not run to The Lord to seek guidance on how to process this tragedy in their family, instead they reacted in their flesh.  “They were shocked and furious…” vs 7.   Therefore the sons of Jacob, The Deceiver, sought vengeance by deceiving.  They convinced Hamor and his son Shechem, and every male in the city to be circumcised rendering all of the men of the town incapacitated, unable to come to their own defense.  Why did all of the other men in the town need to be killed for vengeance sake?  Collateral damage.  Innocent victims were created because of the sons of Jacob’s fleshly response.

“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8

Lesson from the sons of Jacob: Allow The Lord to be the source of perfect justice, be seeking His face on how and when you should respond to the injustices you face. 


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