Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Can't Get Along!

Ge 31:1 ¶ Now Jacob heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, "Jacob has taken away all that was our father's, and from what was our father's he has acquired all this wealth."
2 And Jacob saw the countenance of Laban, and indeed it was not favorable toward him as before.

That Jacob just couldn't get along with anyone! He had gotten his brother Esau so angry that he had to flee for his life. Now, his father-in-law (who was also his uncle) and his brothers-in-law (who were also his cousins) were angry at him.

It looks pretty bad for Jacob, until you realize some things. Jacob was the one being blessed. God was increasing Jacob's sheep, children, and even his brides (he had four of them).

Laban was a man who relied on lying and trickery to achieve his goals, and he was steadily declining. Around the internet, you can find various Christian hate sites that rip into men who are being used of God more than all their critics combined. Many of their criticisms are true, yet God continues to bless His servants rather than their critics.

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