Genesis 30

20 Mar

You can read the chapter here on Bible Gateway.

v1 Rachel states to Jacob ” Give me children or Ill die. She makes this bold statement after she saw that she was not bearing Jacob any children. She became jealous of her sister, Leah ( I find this interesting since I found yesterday that Leah is jealous of Rachel, because Jacob loves her more, how often does this happen – that the grass is greener on the other side?)

When we do not get what we deeply desire it is easy to look only at what we do not have and ignore the good things we do have.

Only Jesus can help us rise above our needs and desires to find joy and purpose in loving others.
The Bible does not tell us if Rachel opens her heart to the Lord but v 22 states God remembered Rachel; he listened to her and opened her womb. Within the years after Joseph was born and before she died giving birth to Benjamin, Rachel’s deepest desire was fulfilled.

Blessings to you and yours….


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