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I. Cast Of Characters. 1. Dinah: unafraid of danger, 1 Gn.12; 20; 26 Unmarried women in Canaan: legal prey When “not afraid” is not good Nu.12:8 Jer.36:24.

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1 I. Cast Of Characters

2 1. Dinah: unafraid of danger, 1 Gn.12; 20; 26 Unmarried women in Canaan: legal prey When “not afraid” is not good Nu.12:8 Jer.36:24 2 Pt.2:10 Value of godly fear Ezk.3 Mt.5:22 Hb.10:27 1 Pt.5:8

3 2. Shechem: animal level 1. Lust, Pt.2:10 2. Greed, 10, Zeal, Lk.16:8-10 “He loves her; why not let them marry?” What happens when... They worship? Which god? They train children? What standard? He finds someone else he “loves”? Infatuation – love ?

4 3. Simeon and Levi: consequences of uncontrolled anger (7) 1. Deceitful, 13. Liars. 27:24 2. Sacrilegious, 15-17, 24-25, Revenge, Bad example, 30 (13:7) 5. Self-justification, 31 Temporary insanity Ep.4:26-27 Ja.1:19-20 Gn.49:5-7…10

5 4. Jacob Farm... Finances... father Feared consequences of sons’ violence Did not know where his daughter was

6 I. Cast Of Characters II. Considerations For Christians

7 1. Children: recognize dangers Worldly associations, 1. Pro.1 Wandering w/o chaperone, 1. Ro.16:19 Wrong thinking, Co.6:19-20 Wealthy aspirations, 12 “My body, my business” No one lives in a vacuum Shechem could offer a teen: Money Royalty

8 2. Worldly people do as they please Shechem, v.19  If no standard, how to condemn deceit & murder? Ro.1:20…; 2:14-15 Survival of fittestWe are animals MoleculesNo soul, no God No God, no conscience Most honoredA rapist

9 3. Righteous indignation deserves credit Indifference to Dinah’s abuse would be wrong But personal vengeance is condemned One vice leads to another

10 4. Disobedient parents 1. Bad example: bad consequences 2. Absentee parents lead children to seek attention of others 3. Do not put flocks above family Hamor: Shechem Jacob: Simeon / Levi

11 Gn.34, impartiality of Bible 1. Like Dinah, we wandered, Is.53:6a 2. Like Shechem, we were worldly, Is.53:6c 3. Like S/L, we judged others, Is.53:12d 4. Like Jacob, we were bad stewards, Is.53:12e


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