El Rancho Costa Plenty
by on March 24, 2021
“Now Dinah, the daughter Leah had borne to Jacob, went out to visit the women of the land.” Genesis 34:1
Dinah made a choice to hang out with the women of the land. She probably just wanted to have friends outside of her brothers. She probably thought something like “What harm could it do? I will just talk to the ladies, see whats going on in town, maybe see if there is something new in the market.”
This choice of being in the wrong place at a bad time had serious repercussions. She herself attacked and abused. Resulting in 2 of her brothers becoming mass murders.
This is obviously an extreme case. But it does make the point that what can seem like a minor incident or one time thing becomes an ongoing problem and eventually gets bigger.
It reminds me of tbe children's song “Becareful little eyes what you see.”
And this song by Casting Crowns. Slow fade. https://youtu.be/QASREBVDsLk
So before you take that second look or talk your self into something you know is not quite right. Remember there is no gray areas when it comes to sin. What is a little bad or not quite right is wrong.
But you are not left to fight it on your own. God has sent the Helper in the form of the Holy Spirit. Ask God to help and turn your temptation over to Him. Watch it melt away. As it does praise Him for His provision.
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