Rachel: The Pretty Sister Part 3

Jacob learned that Laban’s sons were saying, “Jacob has taken everything that belonged to our father and he has accumulated all this welath of his by using our fathers property.” Jacob perceived, too, that Laban’s attitude toward him was not what it had previously been. Then the Lord said to Jacob, “Return to the land of your father’s where you were born, and I will be with you.” (Genesis 31: 1-3)
  1. Genesis 31: 1-35

Jacob does something very unusual for a man in biblical times. He consults both of his wives in his decision to leave their father so he may follow God and return to Canaan. For the first time in her married life, Rachel and Leah agree on something.

Unfortunately, Rachel does not leave well enough alone. Her fear that Jacob’s God would not take care of her surfaces, so she hedges her bet and steals her father’s household gods.

 

Questions to Ponder:

  1. Do I expect God to fail me, so I set up a back up plan just in case?
  2. Do I lie and cover up my sins to keep them from being discovered?

Prayer:

Lord Jesus, help me to find true contentment in an intimate relationship with you. Help me not to rely on my looks or other things of this world and only turn to you for my fulfillment. Amen.

 

All for the glory of God,

Christina Weigand

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

 

 

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