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Why did Shechem Rape Dianh?

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There are many complicities in the story of the evolution of the church of our Lord Jesus, and many things which we will never understand. Everything in scripture has happened for a reason even though many biblical details will sometimes seem to be meaningless.

As we read excerpts of scripture from Genesis chapter 34: 1-13 we will see the answer to the question asked in the title as long as we keep three details in mind: The first is that Dinah is Israel's only daughter. The second is that God has promised that he would make him a great nation, and the third is that God generally doesn't hide his intentions from satan because satan is actually powerless to prevent the word from coming to pass.

Now let's read; 1And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bore to Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land. 2And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her. 3And his soul joined to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spoke kindly to the damsel.

Shechem actually thought he was in love but in reality satan was directing his thoughts. satan's first action was to forcibly take her virginity, and afterwards to attempt to intermarry with Joseph's family to pollute their bloodline.

Let's go on to verse eight;

8And Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul of my son Shechem longs for your daughter: I pray you give her him to wife. 9And make you marriages with us, and give your daughters to us, and take our daughters to you. 10And you shall dwell with us: and the land shall be before you; dwell and trade you therein, and get you possessions therein. 11And Shechem said to her father and to her brothers, Let me find grace in your eyes, and what you shall say to me I will give. 12Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as you shall say to me: but give me the damsel to wife.

satan's best weapon is to offer a deal based on fleshly lusts and desires to draw God's people away from God's intended plan. Had Israel accepted this he would have voided God's plan for his life and his nation.

Matthew 1: 21-23 explains the motivation behind the rape

21And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.22Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,23Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

God never hid the fact that the Messiah would be born of a virgin. He cursed the devil in the third chapter of Genesis that destruction which would come through a child born of a virgin. satan didn't know which woman would bear the savior, nor when, so his response was to attempt to defile the bloodline. He attempted to do so many times in scripture but was never successful. Now he wants to destroy the church who are the people who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and saviour. Don't be surprised that he is attempting to destroy you.

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