Day 29 - Genesis 29

Genesis 29  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 4
God is a faithful Teacher. He teaches Jacob, He lets him reap the shame and sorrow of a self-willed way. Jacob had deceived his father years before, and now he is deceived. Even in the smallest details told in this chapter, we see the hand of God. There are no large and small things with God. All are alike. He interests Himself in every part of our life. Two bargain makers — who can outsmart the other? These are not God’s ways, but man’s.
V.31-35 Without knowing it, these wives gave names which had very great meaning. When we get to the 49th chapter, we will learn that the whole history of Israel is outlined in their names. What a wonderful Lord we have (Rom. 11:3636For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen. (Romans 11:36)). Jacob stayed here about 20 years, and learned many lessons in the school of God. The believer today is in God’s school for his entire life. Are we willing to learn? We will be blessed if we are (Read John 7:1717If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. (John 7:17)).