Genesis 28 Observations
Genesis 28:2 Laban dealt subtly with Jacob in Haran on several occasions. The most notable was with his daughters, Leah and Rachel. This experience was an ordeal for Jacob. Yet, YAHUAH’s everlasting redemptive hand was in the midst of Laban’s trickery. YAH did not cause him to do this, for He does not tempt us with wickedness (Jam. 1:13). Yet, he allowed this to happen to Jacob. Let me explain.
Before Jacob left his father’s house, Isaac commissioned and blessed him. He said,
And El Shaddai Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people; And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which Elohim gave unto Abraham. Genesis 28:3-4
Now, Jacob loved Rachel more than Leah, but Leah was clearly the more robust of the two sisters. She had six sons and one daughter. Rachel had two and died in childbirth. Leah was also more spiritual than her sister. Afterall, she did not steal Laban’s idols. Also, look at how she named her sons compared to Rachel.
Could Isaac’s blessing have been fulfilled through Rachel alone? Perhaps so through subsequent generations of Joseph and Benjamin. But clearly YAH was on a different time schedule than that scenario.
YAH knows all things and it was clearly His plan for Jacob to have 12 sons. Therefore, Laban’s scheme worked for YAH’s purpose in fulfilling Isaac’s blessing of Jacob’s life. The Messiah came through Leah, the wife that Jacob did not choose and openly showed deference for another.
I sum up this observation on Genesis 28 with the words of Paul:
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love Elohim, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
Keeping His commandments is how we show that we indeed love YAHUAH.
If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15
YAHUSHA answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. John 14:23
Wherever we are now in life—whether by nook, hook or crook—let us look for YAH’s hand. Let’s be obedient to His Word. Let us rest on the Promises/Blessings in His Word in the place that we are in now. This is the time to remain faithful to walking out His Word day-by-day, minute-by-minute, moment-by-moment. He is ever working on our behalf even when the enemy appears to have the upper hand. All is well as we wait…. wait on YAHUAH.
Wait on YAHUAH: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on YAHUAH. Psalms 27:14
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Please, please comment below if you see ANYTHING that is contrary to Scripture that I have presented in these Scripture Observations. I want Truth and when I see that I have made a mistake, I want to correct that. No chips on my shoulders here.
I also ask one thing, though. Please, please present your thoughts in the context of two or three Scripture references, not just one (see Deuteronomy 17:6; Matthew 18:16; 2 Corinthians 13:1). One verse (especially one verse out of context) will not be received as evidence. I am just not one to interpret Scripture or accept other’s interpretation of Scripture apart from the written Word of YAH found in the whole counsel of His written Word.
I try my best to limit the use of the precursor words of “I think” or “I believe” without Scripture to back up my “I thinks” and “I believes.” Not only on this site, but be on the lookout anywhere else for excessive “I think” and “I believe” statements presented as Truth, with no Scriptural evidence to back up the statements.
The written Word of YAHUAH is the standard, the vanguard against deception which as you know is quite rampant these days.