SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8
Scripture: Genesis 34:1-3
In Genesis 34:1-3, we have the Hebrew word khaw-fates that is used in 1 Samuel for “desired to kill” So then we have to ask ourselves – what does that look like? The answer pops up in Genesis 34. In Genesis 34:1-4, verse 3 says, “His soul was strongly attracted to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the young woman and spoke kindly to the young woman.” Khaw-fates is the Hebrew word for “strongly attracted to.” Khaw-fates is the love of the young man for the woman he wants for a lifetime. This passage shows the fleshly application of what is also a spiritual truth. The spiritual application is the one we want to make. God is strongly attracted to His people. He wants relationship with His people. And when that relationship is hijacked at an impure altar, then God strongly desires for the leaders to change and if they will not, then He desires to cut them off. That is what we have with Eli’s sons. Not only do we find that the New Testament is aimed at getting us to know Jesus the Judge, but we are supposed to know Him so we can walk with Him and represent Him everywhere we go. Are we ready to walk with the Judicial King?