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Genesis 34 - Key

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And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me to make me to stink among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and I [being] few in number, they shall gather themselves together against me, and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house.

This chapter is mostly about Shechem's problem, but Simeon and Levi also had a problem. They had an anger problem.

Application

Genesis 49:5-7

Simeon and Levi [are] brethren; instruments of cruelty [are in] their habitations.

O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they digged down a wall.

Cursed [be] their anger, for [it was] fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.

It's easy to fall into acting or speaking angrily toward people, but that's not what the Lord wants us to do. This week, I'll work on not speaking angrily to my family.

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