Day 31 - Genesis 31, Verses 1-24

Genesis 31:1‑24  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 5
V.3 All along the way, His promises never fail. You may remember a point in the life of Isaac (Jacob’s father) that only when he got back in the land of promise do we read of an altar and prayer (Gen. 26:23-2423And he went up from thence to Beer-sheba. 24And the Lord appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham's sake. (Genesis 26:23‑24)). In all the 20 years of Jacob’s absence from the promised land, we never once read of Jacob building an altar to God, or even praying to Him! There was nothing to make him stand out from all the people around him. Are we like this? Although Jacob seems to have forsaken God. God has not forsaken him. Have you been on a road of self-will? Away from God? Listen, He is speaking to you “return  ...  I will be with thee” (v. 3). He restores our soul (Psa. 23:33He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. (Psalm 23:3)).