WHEN GOD MAKES OTHERS AFRAID OF US When it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob had fled, he took his kinsmen with him and pursued him for seven days and followed close after him into the hill country of Gilead. But God … Continue reading When God Makes Others Afraid Of Us
INVISIBLE INFLUENCES So Jacob arose and set his sons and his wives on camels. Laban had gone to shear his sheep, and Rachel stole her father’s household gods. Genesis 31:17,19 Jacob is about to leave for Canaan. Laban is out of the camp, away … Continue reading Invisible Influences
2 Timothy 4: 16 – 17 “At my first defense no one stood with me, but all forsook me. May it not be charged against them. But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that the message might be preached fully through me." … Continue reading Prayer For The Forgotten
HOW DO I KNOW GOD’S WILL? All the wealth that God has taken away from our father belongs to us and to our children. Now then, whatever God has said to you, do.” Genesis 31:16 Should Jacob leave Laban’s household, take his two daughters … Continue reading How Do I Know God’s Will?
PRAYER FOR THE WEARY INTERCESSORS And he [Gabriel] said to me, “Do not be afraid, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart on understanding this and humbling yourself before God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to … Continue reading Prayer for the Weary Intercessor
CHALLENGING LOYALTY TO FAMILY FOR GOD’S SAKE So Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah into the field where his flock was and said to them, “I see that your father does not regard me with favor as he did before. But the God … Continue reading Challenging Loyalty to Family For God’s Sake
WHEN PRETENSES ARE REVEALED Thus [Jacob] increased greatly and had large flocks, female servants and male servants, and camels and donkeys. Now Jacob heard that the sons of Laban were saying, “Jacob has taken all that was our father’s, and from what was our father’s … Continue reading When Pretenses Are Revealed
RESENTING THOSE WHO ARE BLESSED Laban said, “Good! Let it be as you have said.” [But] he set a three days’ journey between himself and Jacob and Jacob pastured the rest of Laban’s flock. Genesis 30:34,36 Laban’s view of Jacob was very limited. He … Continue reading Resenting Those Who Are Blessed
“GO HOME!” For you had little before I came, and it has increased abundantly, and the Lord has blessed you wherever I turned. But now when shall I provide for my own household also?” Genesis 30:30 When you have a gift that greatly benefits … Continue reading Go Home!
DON’T GO! As soon as Rachel had borne Joseph, Jacob said to Laban, “Send me away, that I may go to my own home and country. But Laban said to him, “If I have found favor in your sight, I have learned by divination that … Continue reading Don’t Go!