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:
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!