Today's message is about a woman named Dinah who was the only sister to the twelves sons of Jacob. Here's a question to ask your friends. Ask them if a man in the bible had 12 sons and each of the sons had a sister how many children would be in the family? Most people would say 24, but the correct answer is 13 because all the 12 sons of Jacob had the same sister named Dinah. OK now to my message today, and I encourage all young women to read this message and avoid Dinah's mistake pictured above of going out to see the glitter, fashion, and fading splendour of this evil world. James 4:4 warns us all that the friendship of the world is enmity with God: whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
The story about the picture above can be found at Genesis 34:1 and says And Dinah, the daughter of Leah, which she bare 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 defiled her. And his soul clave unto Dinah, the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel.
Genesis 34:4 goes on to say And Shechem spake unto his father Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife. And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter; now his sons were with his cattle in the field, and Jacob held his peace until they were come. And Hamor, the father of Shechem went out unto Jacob to commune with him. And the sons of Jacob came out of the field when they heard it; and the men were grieved and they were very wroth because he had wrought folly in Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter, which thing ought not to be done.
First, notice that the reason trouble occurred in the above story was because a young innocent girl named Dinah decided to leave home and go see the evil world of Shechem. When Dinah arrived at Shechem, she met a handsome prince named Shechem and was fascinated with the fashions and glamour of Shechem. But, as Dinah became captivated by the world of Shechem and blind to reality, she failed to see the dangers around her and was raped and defiled by prince Shechem.
Notice in the above story that after Shechem raped Dinah, Shechem spake kindly to Dinah. Dinah decided to shack up and live with Shechem because Shechem spake kindly to her. Like Dinah, many young girls today will live with a man before marriage and say it's OK because this man treats me good and speaks kind words to me. Brother Bob says it does not matter how good or kind a man is that lives with a woman before marriage, It is still wicked as hell. Hebrews 13:4 tells us Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled; but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. I pray in Jesus name that young girls who read this will honour God's word and not live with a man until they are married by a minister of God to receive the blessings of Jesus.
Notice also in the above story at Genesis 34:7 that it states that Shechem's sin of fornication (sex with Dinah outside of marriage) ought not to be done.1 Thessalonians 4:3 also states that For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication. Today, the world is wrong when it says marriage occurs when a man and woman shack up and live together. The world is also wrong when marriage is legalized between two men and two women. But notice, the world today is not promoting the blessed marriage of a man and a woman, which is the correct biblical definition of a marriage. Friends can't you see that today, the main thing the devil is fighting is the blessed union of marriage between a man and woman. Jesus wanted a man and a woman to be married by a minister of God, be frutiful and multiply, and have children raised in the goodness of Jesus.
When Dinah met prince Shechem, she was probably taken to live in a castle and palace like the ones pictured above. Dinah was a naive innocent virgin girl who got involved with glamour and sinned as she was swept away by prince Shechem. Instead of Jesus, Dinah wanted a good looking man, with a fine robe, a horse, and a chariot, wanting one night of splendour in a palace with the king's son. Dinah was flattered that a prince would care about her, a poor little Jewish girl that traveled in a tent. It was fascinating to Dinah that Shechem had a castle, a palace, and lived in a city with walls and gates, and cared about her. Even though Dinah was enjoying the castle, palace, and the prince, she did not realize the consequences of her sin until it was too late after Shechem raped and defiled her. Dinah left home as a virgin, but because Dinah sinned by loving the world, she returned defiled as she left the evil world of Shechem.
How many young girls today like Dinah come home crying to their parents saying I wish I never went out to this wicked world. I wish I never met this evil man. He's no good. But the damage is done. Brother Bob says to all young girls reading this, stay home, just stay home, marry out, don't go out, marry out. Stay with mom and dad until it's time to hitch up. Young girls should marry out and not run away from home. So many young kids today get away from mom and dad and they are too proud to say I'm sorry. The bible says at Exodus 20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother; that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
Notice, because one girl, Dinah sinned and walked around the block and was introduced to something she could not handle, she ruined her family's name, she ruined the nation of Israel, and caused the massacre of thousands of innocent people, where a whole city was destroyed. The bible says that after Dinah was raped by Shechem, her brothers killed prince Shechem, his father Hamor, and all the male Hivites in the city of Shechem. All because one innocent girl named Dinah wandered from home. Like Dinah, today when young girls wander from home and get pregnant in this wicked world, they cause the massacre of many innocent people who are millions of babies that become aborted and lose their lives.
Like Dinah, today many young girls want to be sightseers and streetwalkers, seeing what's going on around the corner. These young girls get tired of home and leave home to see the fast pace life of sin city. Many turn from a good home and security to experience a change. It's amazing to Brother Bob that most women will scream at a mouse, but sit in a car with a wolf. These young girls get tired of school, church every sunday, bible reading every night, praying all the time and want to be like the other kids and have fun. No good christian mother or father wants their daughter wandering the streets doing wicked sins.
These young kids want to see something different and they don't last but one night sometimes. These young kids get around sin, and they don't even hardly have a chance. The world swallows them up so fast that the young girls have to sell themselves to live and no longer enjoy life, making kids not want to live anymore. To all young kids that read this, remember that life is wonderful if you live for Jesus. But, if kids get away from security, the church, and away from their parents and people that love them and go to the evil world, this evil world will drag them straight to hell and laugh at them on the way.
OK, young girls reading this if you want to have a blessed happy life, take time to read and do what is stated in the above picture. Titus 2:4 tells young girls that they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet (defined as temperate, denying your flesh and letting Jesus shine in your life), chaste (defined as pure and sacred by looking daily to Jesus Christ crucified with your heart), keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
Notice as you read Titus 2:4, if young girls keep home, be good wives and mothers that Jesus wants them to be, these young girls won't find themselves out on the streets of an evil world in trouble, defiled, ruined, lost, brokenhearted, ashamed, and with disease. But, Brother Bob says to all young girls who have made mistakes in the past, the blood of Jesus can wash away all your troubles, shame, and past wrongs. With Jesus there is always hope and today with Jesus you can start a new life where your past wrongs will no longer be mentioned. I claim in Jesus name for all the young girls that read this that they will become blessed mothers, keepers of homes who care for their husbands and children, speaking to their family about the Lord Jesus, who no longer walk idly in the streets of this evil world.
You might say what is the meaning of the two pictures above of Paul hearing a Macedonian man saying come over into Macedonia and help us and Lot pitching his tent toward Sodom. Jesus told Brother Bob to link the two pictures together and tell christians that they can not hear the macedonian call and serve Jesus with their tents pitched toward the wicked world of Sodom or Shechem. As Lot pitched his tent toward wicked Sodom, Jacob also pitched his tent toward wicked Shechem, causing his daughter Dinah to visit Shechem and become defiled. Genesis 33:18 says And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padanaram; and pitched his tent before the city.
Parents, learn a lesson from the two pictures above and remember you can not raise your children for Jesus when you pitch your tent near the evil world of Sodom or Shechem. Your family will not be able to hear the macedonian call for help and be able to serve Jesus when you expose your family to the wicked world. The world will blind and deafen your family to the macedonian call. 2 Corinthians 4:4 warns us the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
The apostle Paul was able to hear the macedonian man's call for help because Paul denied the world. Acts 16:9 says And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us. And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavoured to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them.
Parents, remember if you pitch your tent toward the evil world of Shechem, you will expose your innocent daughters to rapists, infidels, and the devils of this evil world that can ruin innocent children. I pray for all parents reading this bible study in Jesus name that they will be able to keep their kids at home away from the evils of this world.
Brother Bob constantly tries to tell young kids to be careful of the company that they keep. 1 Corinthians 15:33 tells us Be not deceived; evil communications corrupt good manners. Young kids trying to live for Jesus, be careful when you get into cars of your friends that you do not know. Stay away from drugs, alcohol, and guns and live for Jesus. Brother Bob has known several young kids that had to go to jail for being in a car where marijuana was smoked as a policeman arrested all the kids in the car. Proverbs 13:20 warns us He that walketh with wise men shall be wise; but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
To close out today's bible study, the above pictures of Tamar and the prodigal son remind Brother Bob of Dinah as they also experienced trouble from the world. Tamar, like Dinah, did not stay at home but innocently went to the house of her brother Amnon to bake him cakes. As a result, another innocent young girl Tamar was raped by her brother Amnon and then the other brother Absalom took revenge for Tamar and killed Amnon. You can read about this story at 2 Samuel 13.
Also, the prodigal son pictured above, like Dinah became curious about the far country and left home to see the evil world. Like Dinah, the prodigal son was enticed by the glitter and glamour of the far country and learned that the world offered nothing but trouble and problems. The prodigal son returned to his father and learned that being with Jesus was much better than anything this world had to offer.
For my final thought today I tell all my friends everywhere that the only answer to all our troubles can be stated in one word: Jesus. The world might tell you that there are answers outside of Jesus, but only Jesus can save us all. Currently many cars display signs of 7 symbols representing the 7 most important religions of the world that are muslim, jew, christian, hindu, buddhist, new age, and yoga and underneath these listed religions it says God loves everybody. This is true, but only Jesus can save us all.
Think about this as I close. One time a muslim told me I hate you because you are a christian. I responded and told the muslim, I love you because I'm a christian. Truly, when we are persecuted, people persecute Jesus and not us. Remember, 1 Peter 4:14 says If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you; on their part He is evil spoken of, (the world speaks evil about the Jesus in us) but on your part He is glorified (but as the world speaks evil about Jesus, christians keep glorifying Jesus).
As always, I've enjoyed writing this bible study today and pray it gives peace to all my friends everywhere. Feel free to email Brother Bob anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. (614) 604-7133. Till we all meet again soon to lift up our Lord Jesus, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.