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Fordidden Friendships – Part 1

Key Verse

“And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land” (Genesis 34:1).

Text — Genesis 34:1-7


In the Oxford English Reader used by primary six in the 1960s, a story was told about some Massai hunters. The writer said, “We were hunting for game with no particular kind of animal in mind.” During the hunting expedition, one of the hunters called Ngomba was suddenly and fiercely attacked by a huge python which coiled around him, stretching his bones to breaking point. The coil that did the most damage was referred to as the ‘fatal coil.’ Ngomba could not be saved despite the frantic efforts of his colleagues. This story is similar to that in our text. Dinah had no particular lady in mind to visit, just “the daughters of the land.” Unfortunately, it was Shechem, a prince of the country, who attracted her attention and defiled her.

Valentine Day is around the corner and there are many young people, who like the devil, are going about as “a roaring lion,” seeking whom they may devour. Child of God, do not become a woeful victim of sinful fun-seekers. God’s warning to both Christian boys and girls is, “Keep yourself pure.”


Do not become a woeful victim


No friendship is worth it that leads to sin.

Prayer for today

Oh God, keep me from sinful friendships, in Jesus’ name.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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