When we work for God, His purpose is going to be accomplished. This makes it essential to continue following Him in perfect obedience no matter what. God did not spell out every detail to Jacob, nor does He spell out every detail to us. God requires that we, too, walk by faith. That means believing without always knowing.
Those who are most powerful for God are those who are compelled to walk on the edge
of human failure that God might be all in all. However, before God puts us on that
edge, He prepares us for the task. This is precisely what God did with Jacob, and this
is precisely what God is doing with you. Buckle-up; this plane is about to head down
Many wives are neglected and even despised by their husbands. Sometimes, they are innocent of wrong doing. Sometimes, they have acted wrongly and not only bear a sense of reproach but also guilt. Yet something good happened to Leah in all of this, and something good can happen for you.
What are principles that guide your life? Jacob had to learn the hard way that God’s guiding principles had to be chiseled into his head and heart. The chiseling, as you may imagine, did not come instantaneously but required years of training and struggle. The amazing thing is not so much that Jacob stayed the course but that God stayed the course with him. If your life is a train-wreck, stay the course, and you will discover that God will stay the course with you to the end.
As many as the promises of God are, in Him they are yes; therefore through Him also is our Amen to the glory of God through us. Jacob made this discovery in the worst time of his life. So can you.
Genesis 26 reveals an amazing, incredible picture of God’s grace in that God continued
to bless Isaac though Isaac had chosen a path of disobedience to the will of God.
Genesis 26 also shows us that God’s lordship demands disciplinary measures in spite
of the blessings, and in this case, the immensity of the discipline is measured by the
abundance of blessings. Isaac eventually found his way home, and so can you. When
you finally arrive, you will discover that that God holds no grudges, but instead,
welcomes you home.