Summary: Greetings in the Holy Name of Jesus Yahshuah, My sisters and brothers we continually find ourselves standing at the crossroads of decision making
A Walk With God Up 34:19
Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid
(December 22, 2020)
“And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter: and he was more honourable than all the house of his father.” (Genesis 34: 19, King James Version [KJV]).
Greetings in the Holy Name of Jesus Yahshuah,
My sisters and brothers we continually find ourselves standing at the crossroads of decision making hoping all will turn out well when we know at the onset we are wrong and standing opposed to God’s will for the flesh is weak. God’s dealings with the Patriarchs, all the fathers of the people whom God has chosen to carry out his plan for the redemption of mankind is how mankind is guided to deal with the problems of the generations—-the origin of man (Genesis 2: 4, KJV). We find ourselves here in Genesis on this walk with God up [34: 19, KJV], wherein a young man a prince of his people a distant cousin flesh is challenged by the arrival of Jacob and Leah’s daughter, Dinah (Genesis chapter 34). Possibly it had been a long time in coming to feel that way about someone - a knockout attraction and first impression that takes your breath away but nonetheless wrongly placed in your heart for you to deal within your own body. How can you deal with the wanton feeling of lust without facing the truth about how you reach out to God’s love and how you react to another’s response to your reach? I know the possibility of failure is dismissed and usually we proceed even so without caution and walk away from God feeling we are capable of conquering the world and all the glory of God Yahweh.
We walk on with God to leave that place in Canaan where Dinah, Jacob and Leah’s daughter lost her virginity to her distant cousin, Shechem. [Genesis 33: 17-19, KJV, “And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him an house, and made booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called Succoth. 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. And he bought a parcel of a field, where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem's father, for an hundred pieces of money.”]. Her brothers, Levi and Simeon strongly felt, “And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with an harlot?” [Genesis 34: 31, KJV]. We find ourselves now, with Moses in Mount Sinai, “All that openeth the matrix is mine; and every firstling among thy cattle, whether ox or sheep, that is male.” [Exodus 34: 19, KJV; Exodus 34: 2, KJV, “And be ready in the morning, and come up in the morning unto mount Sinai, and present thyself there to me in the top of the mount.”]. How do we deal with all first-borns belong to God including first-born animals? Do your children understand they belong to God?
We continually walk with God to receive inheritance in the land of Canaan “And the names of the men are these: Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh.” Numbers 34: 19, KJV. How do you deal with inheritance? What is your responsibility to God? We walk on with God to discover the emotional response when the book of the law was found, “And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the law, that he rent his clothes.” 2 Chronicles 34: 19, KJV; And the king commanded Hilkiah, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Abdon the son of Micah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah a servant of the king's, saying, Go, enquire of the Lord for me, and for them that are left in Israel and in Judah, concerning the words of the book that is found: for great is the wrath of the Lord that is poured out upon us, because our fathers have not kept the word of the Lord, to do after all that is written in this book.”, 2 Chronicles 34: 20-21, KJV. How do you deal with your sinful nature? Do you repent; turn away from your sins to reconcile with God?
Most importantly, we walk with God up the 34: 19 to find out how we interact with others, those with power and authority over us. Do you act like or pretend that you have all the power as Satan did with Jesus? What happened in your heart? How difficult are you to deal with? (“How much less to him that accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich more than the poor? for they all are the work of his hands.” [Job 34: 19, KJV]; If now thou hast understanding, hear this: hearken to the voice of my words. Shall even he that hateth right govern? and wilt thou condemn him that is most just? Is it fit to say to a king, Thou art wicked? and to princes, Ye are ungodly? [Job 34: 16-18, KJV]). More importantly we find in our walk with God, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.” [Psalm 34: 19, KJV].