Leah: The Weak Eyed Sister

So Leah conceived and bore a son, and she called his name Rueben; for she said, “The Lord has surely looked on my affliction. Now therefore my husband will love me. (Genesis 29: 31-32)
  1. Genesis 29: 31-35

God sees Leah’s situation and fills her desire for love with sons. She realizes the source of her gifts and thanks God with the names of her sons. Yet she still failed to win Jacob’s love.


Questions to Ponder:

  1. Leah relied on her ability to conceive sons to win Jacob’s love and she failed. Do I turn to God for the love I crave or do I use my own powers to steal love from others?
  2. When Judah is born, Leah realizes the futility of winning Jacob’s love from Rachel. Instead, she turns to God for her fulfillment. Do I see the error of my ways and turn to God for my fulfillment?


Dear Jesus, show me how to use my gifts for the greater glory of God and ignore prejudices that take me away from your loving arms. Amen.

All for the Glory of God,

Christina Weigand

Excerpted from Women of the Bible: A Study by Christina Weigand



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