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Jacob Jacob Jacob

30 Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, “You have brought trouble on me by making me obnoxious to the Canaanites and Perizzites, the people living in this land. We are few in number, and if they join forces against me and attack me, I and my household will be destroyed.”

31 But they replied, “Should he have treated our sister like a prostitute?” Genesis 34:30-31

On the other hand, there’s Jacob. He had to make the situation about him when it was never that way in the first place. Of course the brothers could have waited for official justice, but there was none. They took the law into their own hands, but Jacob reprimanded them for it. It’s hard to imagine a colder response to what happened to Dinah than what Jacob gave.

I begin thinking, did God make a mistake in choosing who He did to carry out his lineage? Of course not. God used incredibly flawed people to carry out His purposes.

Does that ring a bell at all? He still uses flawed people like us to carry out His purposes.

I am certainly not excusing Jacob’s cold and callous attitude, but it’s also not the end of the world either. I’d like to think that it can only get better from here. We’ll see.

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