_ We see in Chapter 27 what a mess we make of things when we try to do things our own way. It is the willing and obedient that will eat the good of the land. (Isaiah 1:19)
In chapter 29 Jacob would begin to work for his conniving uncle Laban. God would use these 20 years to purify Jacob and begin to show him how the blessing of the LORD really comes into someone’s life. In other words, he would see God does not need our help; He only needs our cooperation as we trust Him. Laban tricks Jacob and gives him Leah instead of Rachel after working for seven years for her; then Jacob must work seven more years for Rachel. Later we will see how Laban changes Jacobs’s wages ten times in an attempt to keep the blessing that belonged to Jacob (See Gen.31:7). Laban’s attempts would be unfruitful, and Jacob would see more clearly how conniving does not work. He would learn that God can bless us as we trust Him and He does not need the feeble works of our flesh.
Read through the Bible with us in 2012! The reading plan can be downloaded below; we are reading in chronological order. Check back often to read the blog posts on the Bible readings and discuss things in the "comments" section.
2012 Bible Plan
Wednesdays - Bible Study - 7-8:15 pm
Sundays - Prayer - 7 pm
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