Father, there is so much forgiveness and restoration found in this portion of scripture between Jacob and Esau that you graciously gave. But in this portion I also have my eyes opened to Shechem.
Father, help me to see that sometimes the thing that my soul longs for is wrong. And that nothing I can do will make it right again, just as the circumcision of many men did not make the wrong that Shechem did to Dinah right.
Help me to know when my souls longings are not from you and to put them to death immediately. I want to live a pure and blameless life before you.
Make my souls longing always only be you.