From today’s reading in Tyndale’s One Year Chronological Bible dated 1/10:

On the way to Laban’s house, Jacob has a dream where he sees a stairway to heaven and angels of God are ascending and descending on it. Then the Lord gives Jacob the same promises regarding land and descendants that He gave his dad, Isaac, and grandfather, Abraham. And when Jacob wakes up, he leads a totally godly life! 🎉🎉 Just playing. 

Jacob arrives at Padan Aram where he is accepted in by Laban, Rebekah’s brother. Jacob falls in love with Laban’s younger, beautiful daughter Rachel and works seven years for her hand in marriage. But Laban, a schemer himself, tricks Jacob into marrying the not so beautiful, older daughter, Leah. When Jacob wakes up to Leah, he protest to Laban. Laban tell Jacob that he will also give him Rachel after he fulfills a week with Leah and agrees to serve him another seven years. So Jacob now has two wives. 

Leah and Rachel become jealous of each other and the baby making contest begins!🤰🏽One thing leads to another and eventually Jacob father’s 12 sons and 1 daughter by 4 different women. 😳 Leah has Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, and a daughter named Dinah; Leah’s servant has Gad and Asher; Rachel has Joseph and later she will have Benjamin; and Rachel’s servant has Dan and Naphtali. 

Well, this family drama isn’t too much for our Lord to use to accomplish His awesome purposes. The Messiah is coming out of this mess and it isn’t through the favored beautiful one Rachel…good looks don’t get ya everything! Keep your eye on Leah’s son Judah. He has a pretty colorful story and we will get to him soon…so keep reading! 

(Genesis 28:6-30:24)

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