Dinah ~ Triumph through Tragedy

Angela’s post really brings about some revelation concerning women’s issues and the way we deal with being offended by the wrongs that are done to either us or someone we care about through the story of Dinah and her brothers Simeon and Levi. I agree that we need to protect our girls, however, I also feel that we need to teach our boys the meaning of honor, self-respect and self-control with regards to lust. Lust is not Love and in the story of Dinah, I think that this was the issue with Shechem. It’s worth the read.

The Abundant Heart


Dinah’s story is very sad. To be honest, when I came to her, at first I wondered what I was going to write about. What can I say about Dinah? Should I skip her and move on to someone else? But then I thought, No, her story is here for a reason. Let’s find out what God wants us to learn.

And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bore unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land. And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her. And… he loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel. And Shechem spoke to his father Hamor, saying, “Get me this damsel to wife.” —Genesis 34:1-4

Dinah is the daughter of Leah and Jacob. She has six older brothers, the oldest of…

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