Bait and Switch–Genesis 29 Part 3

Jacob had been deceived.  There were no two ways about it.  He worked tirelessly for 7 years to obtain his wife Rachel.  Then on the day of the wedding, he was wed to Leah–ugghhh.  Not that Leah was bad, he just loved Rachel.  Jacob, the deceiver had been played like a fiddle.  What’s more, he was able to Marry Rachel as well–if he would work 7 more years–and he did.  This was a horrible injustice, totally not fair, BUT, it was what it was.

So goes life in 2015–so many things happen that are neither our fault or fair to us. We see the inequities and experience the rotten tricks life plays, but then we must decide to soldier on.  When we do, that is when God does his best work.  When we trust and follow him during the worst, he makes us our best.  We can look back and see him work things together for his great will, but, we have to trust the process and honor him in all our actions.  It truly makes for an amazing journey–but, often a difficult trip.

God Bless You

Then Jacob said to Laban, “Give me my wife. My time is completed, and I want to make love to her.”

22 So Laban brought together all the people of the place and gave a feast. 23 But when evening came, he took his daughter Leah and brought her to Jacob, and Jacob made love to her. 24 And Laban gave his servant Zilpah to his daughter as her attendant.

25 When morning came, there was Leah! So Jacob said to Laban, “What is this you have done to me? I served you for Rachel, didn’t I? Why have you deceived me?”

26 Laban replied, “It is not our custom here to give the younger daughter in marriage before the older one. 27 Finish this daughter’s bridal week; then we will give you the younger one also, in return for another seven years of work.”

Author: Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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