I’M EXPECTED TO DO SOMETHING I CAN’T! When Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, she envied her sister. She said to Jacob, “Give me children, or I shall die!” Jacob’s anger was kindled against Rachel, and he said, “Am I in the place … Continue reading I’m Expected To Do Something I Can’t!
THE DANGLING CARROT OF APPROVAL And Leah conceived and bore a son, and she called his name Reuben, for she said, “Because the Lord has looked upon my affliction; for now my husband will love me.” She conceived again and bore a son, and said, … Continue reading The Dangling Carrot of Approval
GOD EXALTS THE ONE OTHERS DESPISE When the Lord saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb, but Rachel was barren. Genesis 29:31 How Leah suffered when she was given to Jacob in marriage! She was allowed no vote in the decision. She … Continue reading God Exalts The One Others Despise
WHEN I FEAR I’VE WASTED YEARS And in the morning, behold, it was Leah! And Jacob said to Laban, “What is this you have done to me? Did I not serve with you for Rachel? Why then have you deceived me?” Laban said, “It is … Continue reading When I Fear I’ve Wasted Years
SOWING REPENTANCE – REAPING MERCY Then Jacob said to Laban, “Give me my wife that I may go in to her, for my time is completed.” So Laban gathered together all the people of the place and made a feast. But in the evening he … Continue reading Sowing Repentance ~ Reaping Mercy
THE FUEL LOVE PROVIDES So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed to him but a few days because of the love he had for her. Genesis 29:20 This is one of the rare moments in the Bible where sentiments about … Continue reading The Fuel Love Provides
DOES LOVE AUTOMATICALLY RUN IN THE FAMILY? As soon as Laban heard the news about Jacob, his sister’s son, he ran to meet him and embraced him and kissed him and brought him to his house. Jacob told Laban all these things, and Laban said … Continue reading Does Love Automatically Run In Families?