Biblical Story Of People That Faces Conspiracy
A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who speaks lies will not escape.
Even my own familiar friend in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, has lifted his heel against me.
Conspiracy is a secret plan by a group of people to do something unlawful or harmful against another person or a group of people. As a child of God, we should never be part of any form of conspiracy, because God is against anyone that derives pleasure in bringing another person down.
In our article, we will be sighting some biblical stories of people that faced conspiracy.
The first biblical story of people that faced conspiracy that we will be looking at is the story of Joseph. The story of Joseph can be found in the book of Genesis 37. Jacob had eleven children which Joseph was the last of his children, Jacob resides in the land of Canaan where his father was a stranger.
Jacob loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age. Also, he made him a tunic of many colors, but when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not speak peaceably to him. Joseph had a dream, that they were binding sheaves in the field, and his sheaf arose, also stood upright; and his brothers and parents sheaves stood all around and bowed down to his sheaf. Having shared this dream yet again, his brothers hated him the more. His brothers said to him, “Shall you indeed reign over us? Or shall you indeed have dominion over us?” So, they hated him even more for his dreams and for his words. But Joseph had another dream still and told it to his brothers, and said, “Look, I have dreamed another dream. And this time, the sun, the moon, and the eleven stars bowed down to me.” This time, the father and his brothers rebuked him for the dream. Then the brothers hated him the more and conspired against him to kill him. One day, when his brothers went to feed their father’s flocks in Shechem, they did not return home on time so, their father sent Joseph to go check on his brothers. On getting to Shechem, he did not see his brothers, but he met a man who directed him to Dothan where his brothers were. But when they saw him afar off, even before he came near them, they conspired against him to kill him. Then they said to one another, “Look, this dreamer is coming! Come therefore, let us now kill him and cast him into some pit; and we shall say, ‘Some wild beast has devoured him.’ We shall see what will become of his dreams!” But Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands, and said, “Let us not kill him.” And Reuben said to them, “Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit, which is in the wilderness, and do not lay a hand on him, when Joseph got to his brothers, he was stripped of his coat of many colors and thrown into the pit just as Reuben advised them, but when they sat to eat, they saw the Ishmaelites coming from Gilead and they sold Joseph as a slave to the Midianite traders. That was a huge conspiracy, the concluding part of the story can be found in Genesis 38-50. It was recorded that Joseph became the prime minister and his dreams of being a king became reality despite the conspiracy perpetuated against him, while his brothers were ashamed of themselves and sorry for their actions.
SAMSON AND DELILAH.
Another biblical story of people that faced conspiracy was Samson. The story of Samson can be found in the book of Judges chapter 13-16. There was a man named Manoah in Israel, he and his wife had no child for so many years, but the angel of the Lord visited the wife to announce to her that they will conceive and have a child, but they must never shave his hair. The promise of the Lord upon the family of Manoah came to pass, and they gave birth to a boy and they named him Samson. So, Samson became extraordinarily strong and powerful in the land of Israel and he became a threat to the people of the Philistine because God was with him. It was recorded in Judges 15, that Samson fought with three thousand Philistines soldiers, when he was arrested by the Israelites, but God gave him victory and he judged and ruled Israel for twenty years. But the Philistines were all out looking for how to kill him because he had become a threat to them, but they needed to find the source of his power first to capture him and kill him, so they conspired against him. One day, Samson went to Gaza and saw a harlot there, and went into her. When the Gazites were told, “Samson was there,” they surrounded the place and lay in wait for him all night at the gate of the city. They were quiet all night, saying, “In the morning, when it is daylight, we will kill him.” And Samson lay low till midnight; then he arose at midnight, took hold of the doors of the gate of the city and the two gate posts, pulled them up, bar and all, put them on his shoulders, and carried them to the top of the hill that faces Hebron. But they could not get hold of him that day.
Afterward it happened that he loved a woman in the Valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah. And the lords of the Philistines came up to her and said to her, “Entice him, and find out where his great strength lies, and by what means we may overpower him, that we may bind him to afflict him; and all of them will give her eleven hundred pieces of silver.” So, Delilah pleaded with Samson to tell her where his strength and powers lies, but Samson lied to her three times, after which Samson eventually told her the truth, and Delilah was able to succeed with capturing Samson by using razor to shave his hair, and Samson’s strength and power left him, and the lords of the Philistine captured Samson. But at the end they were all destroyed with Samson and those he killed in his death were even more than those he killed when he was alive and strong. Even though Samson prayed to God to forgive and strengthen him that last time and God in His mercies still heard his prayers. Conspiracy is always for destruction and to ruin someone’s life or cut it short, but God is the master planner of every one, as long as one is a child of God, every conspiracy against one will always turn out to be for one’s good.