Deceiver Deceived

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Today's reading: Genesis 29:15-30; Galatians 6:7-8; Job 4:7-8; Proverbs 22:8

After working seven years, motivated by the anticipation of taking Rachel as his bride, Jacob's wedding day finally arrives. But when he awakes the morning after the celebration, he discovers he's been duped. Instead of being given Rachel, Laban has given his older daughter Leah to Jacob to be his wife. As you can imagine, this doesn't sit well with Jacob. He's angry, and confronts Laban about his underhandedness, only to be told that in order to get Rachel he must commit to work another seven years. Ouch!

What immediately came to mind as I read this account is how we reap what we sow (see Galatians 6:7-8, Job 4:7-8 and Proverbs 22:8). Jacob, who had been a manipulator and deceiver with his father and brother years earlier, is now experiencing being on the receiving side of deception firsthand. A hard and hurtful lesson for sure.

How have you experienced reaping what you've sowed--both good and bad? What other lessons did you see or learn from this account? What does Jacob's and Laban's interactions reveal about the wisdom of being cautious and careful in all dealings with people--even family and other Christ-followers? Tami

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Jacob is beginning a process of transformation in this passage, in which he learned to rely upon God.

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