chronological day 11 :)

Please read Genesis 30:25-43, and Genesis 31.  When you’re done, head on back!  I hope you are finding that these readings are only taking 10-15 minutes each day.  Hang in there, you are making great progress! 🙂 Here’s what I am thinking about today:

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So many things going on – difficulties between Leah and Rachel, difficulties between Laban and Jacob.  Knowing how important Jacob is, it’s interesting to see him from his beginning, a young man married and raising his family.  Joseph is born – put a bookmark by his name!  AfterJacob flees from Laban and Laban catches up, they come to peace.  I think maybe a strained peace, what do you think?  Laban can’t really condemn Jacob and he is unwilling to admit his own wrongdoing, so I think he just makes peace and enters a covenant with Jacob (I think) for the sake of his daughters.  At least it’s something!

God can bring true peace, if we let Him guard our hearts. Ask the Lord to bring peace to your relationships – and recognize that we have a part in keeping peace as well!

One thought on “chronological day 11 :)

  1. Ralph Madrigal says:

    So much happening in the past few chapters. Jacob is now in love with a woman he sees tending sheep and now works for her father for 14 years to earn her hand in marriage. This marriage came with luggage, a sister named Leah who also is married to Jacob and two maids, one for each daughter. The one true love (Rachel) is not able to provide a son for Jacob so she makes it happen with her maid who bares a son and it takes off from there. The two maids and Leah are baring children for Jacob and finally on GODS timing Rachel is able to get pregnant. Surely Laban has to be upset because he has been robbed of his flock even though he also crossed Jacob. The takeaway today…… we can deceive others and rush things to make it happen under our will but the outcome is not to our liking. GOD will provide, his promise stands firm. Set time aside today to hear his promise. I am.

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