Daily Devotions

My Song In The Night (Genesis)

My Song In The Night (Genesis)
Day 268

Text: Genesis 34: 4-5


Genesis 34:4-5

4 So Shechem spoke to his father Hamor, saying, “Get me this young woman as a wife.”
5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter. Now his sons were with his livestock in the field; so Jacob held his peace until they came.


1. Shechem’s conversation with his father

a. Shechem approached his father.
b. He asked his father to help him marry Dinah.

2. News of the rape of Dinah

a. Jacob learned about the rape of Dinah
i. This was inevitable.
ii. Dinah would have returned home.
iii. She would have told her mother.
iv. Jacob would have been informed.
b. He did not make any response on his own immediately.
c. Jacob was not like Esau.
i. To give battle was not his way of responding.
ii. He was not inclined to violence.
iii. Fear was always close by.
iv. He had to take time to think about how he should respond to this problem.

3. His sons

a. They were out in the fields, looking after the flocks and herds.
b. He waited till they came back.
c. This was a painful time of family grief and shame.

经文:创世记 34:4-5


《创世记 34:4-5》



1. 示剑和父亲的对话

a. 示剑去找他的父亲
b. 他求他的父亲帮他娶底拿为妻

2. 底拿被强奸的消息

a. 雅各得知底拿被强奸
i. 这是不可避免的
ii. 底拿会回家
iii. 她会告诉她的母亲
iv. 雅各也会得知
b. 他没有立刻做出任何反应
c. 雅各不像以扫
i. 打仗不是他反应的方式
ii. 他不倾向于暴力
iii. 他总是带着一些恐惧
iv. 他需要花时间考虑应该怎么面对这个问题

3. 他的儿子

a. 他们正在田野,照顾群畜
b. 他等到他们回来
c. 对这家庭来说,这是一段充满哀伤及羞辱的痛苦时期