Chapter 34

Published on 3 February 2023 at 12:11

"Now I am going to tell you about a tragic event that happened to Jacob's daughter, Dinah," Mama Otter said.


Papa Otter continued, "Dinah was out visiting with some of the women of the neighboring town when she was taken advantage of by a prince named Shechem. Shechem was so taken with Dinah that he wanted to marry her, but his actions caused great distress to Dinah and her family."


Mama Otter added, "Jacob's sons were furious about what had happened to Dinah and wanted to take revenge on Shechem and his people. But Jacob was wise and instead, he encouraged his sons to pursue peace and to find a solution that would satisfy everyone involved."


Olivia asked, "What happened in the end?"


Papa Otter replied, "In the end, Jacob's sons came up with a plan that would bring peace and restore justice. They told Shechem and his people that they would agree to the marriage if they underwent a cut, a painful and significant rite of passage. Shechem and his people agreed, but then Jacob's sons took advantage of the situation and attacked them while they were still recovering from their cuts."


Mama Otter said, "Genesis chapter 34 teaches us about the consequences of our actions and the importance of seeking peace and justice in all circumstances. We should always strive to find solutions that benefit everyone involved, rather than resorting to violence or retaliation."


Olivia said, "It's also important to show respect and kindness towards others, especially those who are vulnerable or have been taken advantage of."


Papa and Mama Otter hugged Olivia and said, "That's right, Olivia. This is a story of redemption and restoration, reminding us that even in the face of tragedy, we can still find a way to make things right. When we seek peace and justice, we open up the possibility for new relationships and a brighter future."



Lesson: Genesis chapter 34 teaches us to be careful about who we associate with and to make sure we are with people who respect us and our beliefs. It also reminds us to always make wise choices and to think about the consequences of our actions before we make them.