Bait & Switch – Genesis 29:1-35

The Path

Well, we’re well more than half way through the book of Genesis and we continue to see just how broken and apt to failure God’s people can be.  Jacob has been the subject of the last few weeks and his actions and attitude are disappointing, to say the least.  He is the grandson of Abraham and now heir to God’s covenant promises, yet he is definitely not with the program.

Thankfully, as Elder Jim Beltz pointed out last Sunday, “God does what He’s going to do, in spite of the actions of men.”  God is so incredibly faithful, even when His covenant people lack faithfulness.  What a comfort and encouragement for the heirs of Abraham who are in Christ!  Even when it looks like things in your life are moving in the wrong direction, God is at work ensuring you’re right where you need to be.  Jacob was right where God wanted him, and we see it again this Sunday.  He was right where he needed to be.  Our passage will show us the same for Leah.  In fact, as God’s children in Christ, you and I are also right where we need to be, even when it looks like things in your life are moving in the wrong direction.  Join us for worship this Sunday morning at 10:30.

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