As Jacob reached the end of his life, God showed the nature of his sons and a vision of their future. Of his children, Judah was God’s choice to bring the Savior. His Life demonstrated leadership and his lineage would as well. The royal line would come from Judah, the Lord came from Judah. Once again, God’s plan, God’s way.
We seek him with our lives and follow him even though the plan seems impossible. In exchange we find peace in his word and follow knowing that we will be with him for eternity. In the meanwhile, through the circumstances of life, we see his plan threaded through and we are grateful for his provision and protection. We simply hope he allows us to see his hand as we journey. God does not answer the question why, but he does answer the question of who has our best interest at heart. Help me Lord to realize your plan is best.
God Bless You
“Judah your brothers will praise you;
your hand will be on the neck of your enemies;
your father’s sons will bow down to you.
9 You are a lion’s cub, Judah;
you return from the prey, my son.
Like a lion he crouches and lies down,
like a lioness—who dares to rouse him?
10 The scepter will not depart from Judah,
nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet,
until he to whom it belongs shall come
and the obedience of the nations shall be his.
11 He will tether his donkey to a vine,
his colt to the choicest branch;
he will wash his garments in wine,
his robes in the blood of grapes.
12 His eyes will be darker than wine,
his teeth whiter than milk.[e]