This week we will study a fairly gruesome passage of Scripture. Genesis 34 is not the most uplifting section… What songs do you sing when dealing with defilement and murder? At the very least you can say that Jacob did not provide stellar leadership. Knowing that is at least one aspect which Kevin DeYoung will focus on, I chose to work worship around the idea of leadership.
We have all dealt with bad leadership, and many of us have been bad leaders at least at some point. It’s hard to work for a bad leader, but it’s a pleasure to work for a good leader. Ultimately we look to our King to lead, for he is the good shepherd/leader.
Our opening songs and every passage of Scripture used this week points to leadership. We ask the King to lead, we give thanks for his leading, we have an example of good leadership, and we will see an example of bad leadership. Plus, we will have an opportunity to be grateful that the Lord leads us to Christ. Therefore, Come Ye Disconsolate for He Will Hold us Fast. Finally, after meditating on such a gruesome passage that points to blackness in the human heart, we raise our voices to say, I Surrender All.