Gen 49:1 And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.
Gen 49:2 Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.
Gen 49:3 Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:
Gen 49:4 Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father’s bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.
Gen 49:5 Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in their habitations.
Gen 49:6 O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they digged down a wall.
Gen 49:7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.
Gen 49:8 Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father’s children shall bow down before thee.
Gen 49:9 Judah is a lion’s whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?
Gen 49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
Good morning God bless you, please I will want everyone to pay close attention to today study because family background has made many lives useless and as many reading this devotion today receive entrance, insight out of such bondage in Jesus name amen. Beloved if you carefully read our passage above you can see the wallet package of courses the father release on Rueben, Simeon and Levi for the consequences of their deed while their brother Judah wallet package. Now the whole of this world is girded by course and blessing, and whatever a man experience on earth is either of the blessing or a course. These are synonymous to light and darkness
After Jacob prophesying over his first-born Reuben, Jacob then turns to bless Simeon and Levi, his two oldest sons after Reuben. Jacob’s words for these men are not any better than those he spoke to his firstborn, as today’s passage reveals.
As with Reuben, the blessing on Simeon and Levi is tied to a past event. The references to violence and killing and their perversion of the sign and seal of circumcision to exact revenge upon the Shechemites for violating their sister Dinah Gen 34:13 And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and said, because he had defiled Dinah their sister: Gen 34:17 But if ye will not hearken unto us, to be circumcised; then will we take our daughter, and we will be gone.
Gen 34:18 And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor’s son.
Gen 34:19 And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob’s daughter: and he was more honourable than all the house of his father.
Gen 34:25 And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah’s brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city boldly, and slew all the males.
Gen 34:26 And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem’s house, and went out.
Gen 34:27 The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and spoiled the city, because they had defiled their sister.
Gen 34:28 They took their sheep, and their oxen, and their asses, and that which was in the city, and that which was in the field,
God was displeased in their actions. Their wanton slaughter of an entire city was wrong, and their families fall to the consequences.
All of Jacob’s sons are brothers, but he calls Simeon and Levi “brothers” explicitly since the sword binds them together in ways they are not bound to their other brothers Simeon and Levi. On account of their sin, the brothers will be scattered in the Promised Land without permanent inheritance rights
As expected, Jacob’s words would come true in the history of the nation of Israel. Simeon is the only tribe Moses does not bless in Deuteronomy 33, and he is given only a select number of cities in Judah’s territory (Josh. 19:1–9). The tribe of Judah eventually absorbs the Simeonites, and they disappear from history.
Friends many are victims of such things, little issues that happen between them and other because they are in advantage than others they deceitfully exploit them feeling they dealt with them which some of the actions attract the course of God that the bonding is rolling on children today. Just as in the linage of Levi may God show up with his mercies any family under such course or consequence of wrong deed in thy name of Jesus Levi is also scattered throughout Israel, but his tribe fares better in the history of redemption. Moses, a son of Levi (Ex. 2:1–10), later mediates the old covenant. Moreover, God would choose the Levites to be His priests (Num. 3:5–13), restoring honor to these displaced sons of Jacob. God’s “incredible goodness unexpectedly shone forth, when that which was the punishment of Levi became changed into the reward of the priesthood.”
Please take note of this study and avoid hutting or taking advantage any one irrespective of right and position for it attract consequences
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