June 12– Genesis 28:1-7
June 12– Genesis 28:1-7
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Heavenly Father, You are such a forgiving God. We see so many times in Your Word how You forgive people over and over. You are a God of second chances. Thank You for not giving up on us when we fail You. We are weak and need Your strength, Your direction and Your love to get through. Help us to grow to be one who can be called righteous in Your eyes. Not perfect, but one that loves You and strives to obey and honor You in all we do.
Help our children and grandchildren see in us one who loves You and help them be influenced by our dedication to You. Help us to be a witness to a dark and lonely world who so needs You and the light You bring. Every single day it seems the world gets visibly darker and at times feels like there is no hope. But You are still on Your throne, so there is hope. You have a plan for redemption for Your people, so there is hope. Jesus is still alive, so there is hope, the Holy Spirit still dwells in us, so there is hope. Help me share that hope today with someone who needs a message of hope.
In Jesus’ name.
Once again, we see that Rebekah manipulated the situation by insisting that Jacob leave the country and go find a bride in Haran. She did not come clean with her husband about the difficulties of their sons’ relationship and Jacob’s lies.
Jacob did not realize that God was with him, but God continued to protect Jacob regardless of his faults.
This is such good news as God is with us daily as well.
Think about your daily walk with the Lord. Have there been times that you struggled, fell short or felt ashamed by your own behavior?
How has God brought you comfort?
How has our God gotten your attention? Through His word, through a song, or maybe a preacher’s sermon?
Rest assured God loves you and is waiting for you to run into His open arms.
When Isaac called Jacob and blessed him and directed him, "You must not take a wife from the Canaanite women.2
Arise, go to Paddan-aram to the house of Bethuel your mother's father, and take as your wife from there one of the daughters of Laban your mother's brother.3
God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you, that you may become a company of peoples.4
May he give the blessing of Abraham to you and to your offspring with you, that you may take possession of the land of your sojournings that God gave to Abraham!"5
Thus Isaac sent Jacob away. And he went to Paddan-aram, to Laban, the son of Bethuel the Aramean, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother.6
Now Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him away to Paddan-aram to take a wife from there, and that as he blessed him he directed him, "You must not take a wife from the Canaanite women,"7
and that Jacob had obeyed his father and his mother and gone to Paddan-aram.