A Difficult Chapter to Read in the Bible…

Genesis 34 – One of the most difficult chapters to read in the Bible! It was part of my Bible reading this morning during my time of “Coffee with the Lord”…

You may have heard a godly leader or parent somewhere say it (and it’s true!)… “TWO WRONGS DO NOT MAKE A ‘RIGHT!”

Dinah, the daughter of Jacob and Leah, raped by Shechem, a pagan neighbor…

After the rape he tries to get Dinah as his wife…

Jacob’s sons agree (deceptively, I might add) on one condition – Shechem, his father, Hamor, and the entire Hivite clan, must undergo circumcision (God’s covenant sign with His people)!

They accept the terms of Jacob’s sons…

While recovering from the circumcision and still in pain, two of Jacob’s sons – Simeon and Levi – took their swords, came against the Hivite city and killed all its males! Then all of Jacob’s sons plundered the city, stole all their property, took all their children, their wives, and plundered them.

Jacob confronts his sons and warns them, “You have brought trouble on me by making me stink to the inhabitants of the land!” And their self-righteous defense for their despicable behavior? “Should Shechem have treated our sister like a prostitute?”

One more time – and important to remember… “TWO WRONGS DO NOT MAKE A RIGHT!

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