Sermons

Responding to Evil

March 21, 2021 Preacher: Ryan Brice Series: Genesis: Origins - The Promise

Passage: Genesis 34:1–34:31

The People of God Are Not Immune to Evil (Genesis 34:1–12)

  • Shechem rapes Dinah
    • Genesis 34:1–4
  • Jacob is silent concerning the evil commitment against his daughter but her brothers are angry
    • Genesis 34:5–7
  • Shechem and Hamor attempt to exploit this evil for their good
    • Genesis 34:8-12

The Evil of Responding to Evil with More Evil (Genesis 34:13–31)

  • The sons of Jacob deceive the Hivites and abuse God’s covenantal sign
    • Genesis 34:13–17
    • Genesis 17:7–10
    • Genesis 34:18–24
  • Simeon and Levi murder the Hivites and the sons of Jacob plunder the city
    • Genesis 34:25-29
  • Jacob’s concern is for his own well-being and not the evil in his midst
    • Genesis 34:30-31

So What?

  • We must be willing to confront temporal evil with God-honoring words and actions.
    • Ephesians 5:11, 12
    • Romans 12:17–21
  • Jesus conquered evil in our place and is the only eternal solution to the problem of evil in our lives and in the world.
    • Colossians 2:13–15

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