January 25, Reading 1 – Genesis 31


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SAA Notes

This flight and pursuit story is exciting. Rachael is a little thief with secrets from both her father and husband. She has only months to live, but no-one knows this. In an unruly situation where anything could have happened, God made sure that Laban treated Jacob carefully.

SJA Notes

* Dear Lord God, Your wisdom is life. Please teach us today that we might be wise.

“I served you fourteen years for your two daughters, and six years for your block, and you have changed my wages ten times.”

Laban sounds like a bit of a nasty piece of work, not a nice boss at all – Never-mind as a father-in-law!

There is pride and manipulation, thievery and politics.

But God still works good for His people.

“God saw my affliction and the labor of my hands and rebuked you last night.”

God spoke with Laban, and Laban listened to the voice of God.

Some peace is wrought between Jacob and Laban, unsteady though it might have been.

God does work good through our brokenness.

* Father God,

Thank You for loving us when we were Your enemies.

Thank You that You continue to work good in our lives even when we continue to stray and fall away and sin.

Thank You Lord!


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