TOPIC: VICTIM OF LOVE AND SITUATION
Memory verse:-"At that time, Judah left his brothers and went down to stay with a man of Adullam
named Hirah. There Judah met the daughter of a Canaanite man named Shua. He married
her and lay with her; she became pregnant and gave birth to a son, who was named Er.
She conceived again and gave birth to a son and named him Onan. She gave birth to still
another son and named him Shelah. It was at Kezib that she gave birth to him. Judah got
a wife for Er, his firstborn, and her name was Tamar. But Er, Judah’s firstborn, was
wicked in the Lord’s sight; so the Lord put him to death.
Then Judah said to Onan, "Lie with your brother’s wife and fulfill your duty to her as a
brother-in-law to produce offspring for your brother.” But Onan knew that the offspring
would not be his; so whenever he lay with his brother’s wife, he spilled his semen on the
ground to keep from producing offspring for his brother. What he did was wicked in the
Lord’s sight; so he put him to death also. Judah then said to his daughter-in-law Tamar,
"Live as a widow in your father’s house until my son Shelah grows up.” For he thought,
"He may die too, just like his brothers.” So Tamar went to live in her father’s house.”
We see that Er was wicked and because of that God killed him. The same thing happened to his brother Onan but Judah thought that Tamar was the problem or cause of the death of his sons. He did not know that the sons were causes of the evil that befell them. However, Tamar became victim of love. I strongly believe that she was the talk of the town, insulted and stigmatized for something she knew nothing about.
Many people have become victims of situations they knew nothing about, they are going through hard times involving insults, stigmatization and persecution. As Tamar did not plan for that situation so as no one plan for it but in all things God is the hope of life.
Prayer:-pray for forgiveness of sins
pray against any victimization
What to meditate on:
Does wickedness kill people today like the New Testament times?