Genesis 34 and Fatherhood

How many of you read Genesis 34 and wondered what happened here? As a dad I was struck with lessons this chapter has for any father. Let me point out a few. In Gen. 31 God meets with Jacob in a place he calls Bethel. Jacob worships God there and God tells him that one day he will return to Bethel and flourish - being a blessing to others from this place of nearness to God. In Gen. 34 Jacob returns but instead of to Bethel he buys land and settles his family near the wicked Canaanite town of Shechem. He is leaving his family open to ungodly influence. How do I do that as a father? It is no surprise that his daughter, Dinah, wants to explore the city, but Jacob does not make sure she is accomp

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