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DCLM Daily Manna 29 April, 2018
Topic: Sin Begets Sin [DCLM Daily Manna Sunday April 29, 2018]
Text: Genesis 34:13-26 (KJV)
Key Verse: “And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and said, because he had defiled Dinah their sister: And they said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one that is uncircumcised; for that were a reproach unto us” (Genesis 34:13,14).
A. Fuller once said: “Alas how one sin leads to another, and like flames of fire, spreads in every direction. Dissipation leads to seduction, seduction produces wrath, thirst for revenge; the thirst of revenge has recourse to treachery, treachery issues in murder and murder is followed by lawless depredation”.
The sons of Jacob conceived a deception plan to revenge the defilement of their sister. They said: “…If ye will be as we be, that every male of you be circumcised; Then will we give our daughters unto you, and we will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people.” Hamor and Shechem sold this to the whole community with the understanding that their substances would become theirs. All got circumcised and on the third day, Simeon and Levi took swords and killed all the males.
The reproach, anguish and deaths produced in this chapter arose from the desire to be like the world. Dinah was out to see the daughters of the land. “But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death” (James 1:14,15). A little compromise and desire to be like the world have led many out of the pathway of righteousness.
Every heaven-bound saint must beware of the little foxes that spoil the tender grapes. Be watchful; be sober because your adversary as a roaring lion walks about seeking whom he may devour. It is dangerous to dismiss any act of indiscretion or sin as minor. The seemingly innocuous sin of today will eventually turn out a monstrous and damning calamity. Sin is a deadly plague that must be stoutly dispensed with.
Thought For The Day: The heart of the matter is the matter of the heart.
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