Trust is hard to earn, but after failing to keep a promise, nearly impossible.
When Laban made a promise to Jacob, it involved giving his daughter Rachel in marriage to Jacob after seven years of labor. When it came time to deliver, Laban tricked Jacob and gave him her sister, Leah. Interestingly, it took Jacob seven years to keep his word and Laban less than a day to violate his. Before you take offense against Laban, think about Jacob's brother, Esau still stewing back in Canaan. You see, Esau was the victim of his brother's deception more than once and couldn't catch him before he left home and ran for his life.
For the next seven years, it was uncertain who distrusted who more, Jacob, Rachel, Leah, Esau or Laban. In the end, Jacob got revenge for his seven year violated contract, took both Laban's daughters, his healthy cattle and left by night for home, leaving his father-in-law holding an empty bag. What can be learned from this soap opera? You shouldn't be surprised when you meet one or more liars who are better at it than you are.
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. Eph 6:18
Asa's 41 years on the throne of Judah teach us much about revival (2000)
Why do we fear an enemy Christ has defeated? (2002)
What happens in the lives of others shouldn't even be compared to what God is doing in us. (2003)
What does it say that most Chritians are not growing spiritually? (2004)
Unlike the church, God never takes a holiday and heaven is never closed. (2005)
What we do isn't nearly as important as how we do it and the attitude we display. (2007)
Are you struggling to make a living? (2008)
Devotionals began on January 2, 2006 and are the original creation of James R. Green, Prayertower Webservant Content is derived from his alternating
and sequential survey of both the Old and New Testament to offer insight
2. Resources are derived
from daily devotions of James R. Green called, Just Thinkin'... (2000-2003),
Read the Bible Thru in 365 Days (2004), Pray Thru the Word in
365 Days (2005) and One Minute Devotional (2006-2008).
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