Jacob became bitter with his sons In Genesis 34, after Jacob’s daughter Dinah was raped by a
named Shechem and Jacob’s sons took matters into their own hands by killing the people that had
done this, in chapter 34, God gave this advice to Jacob because he was bitter wit … More
A very tragic story unfolds in this chapter. Dinah, Jacob’s daughter by Leah, who must have been about 14 years of age, was allowed to have wrong companions and ended up having physical relations with Shechem, the son of Hamor (vv. 1-2). It was not long until Jacob and his family found out about this and her two brothers Simeon and Levi were infuriated and could think of nothing but swift vengeance to clear the family name.
1.Dinah was seen (vv. 1-2a). - Shechem saw her, recognized her, made it a point to get to know her and soon fell madly in love with her.
2.Dinah was seduced (v. 2b). - Shechem swept her off her feet, persuaded her that her father’s standards were old fashioned and that morality was relative and not absolute.
3.Dinah was sought (vv. 3-7). - After defrauding her Shechem moved by his honest passion sought to marry her. He urged his father Hamor to enter into formal negotiations with Dinah’s family so he could marry her.
While this story operates at a level of family honor and brotherly concern for a wayward sister, it nevertheless also carries along the theme that God often works through and in spite of the limited, and self serving plans of human beings.
An unrestricted home life can lead to all kinds of sin and heartbreak and eventually to a loss of effective life and ministry. The Biblical standards I maintain for my home is very important.
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Genesis 31:1-16Jacob Moves His Flocks to Canaan
Genesis 31:17-42Laban Chases Jacob And Confronts Him
Genesis 31:43-55Laban And Jacob Make Peace
Genesis 32:1-21Jacob Sends Messengers And Gifts to Esau
Genesis 32:22-32Jacob Wrestles With God
Genesis 33:1-20Jacob Mets Esau
Genesis 34:1-7Jacob And Leah’s Daughter Dinah is Raped
Genesis 34:8-31Revenge by Jacob’s Sons
Genesis 35:1-15Jacob’s Return to Bethel
Genesis 35:16-29The Deaths of Rachel And Isaac
Genesis 36:1-43Decendants of Esau
Genesis 37:1-17Joseph Goes to See His Brothers Who Hate Him
Genesis 37:18-36Joseph Sold Into Egypt by His Brothers